Archived News for Engineering Professionals - May, 2018
The ACCC has added more cars to its list of vehicles featuring potentially deadly airbags.
FMG advances Pilbara plan
Fortescue is moving ahead on the $1.7 billion Eliwana iron ore mine and rail project in the Pilbara.
WA looks for lithium boost
The WA Government has set up a taskforce to capture more of the lithium battery production process.
Adani bankrolls Isaac assessors
Adani is planning to pay local government workers assessing aspects of its coal mine plans.
BHP makes deal with QLD
BHP has reached an “in principle” agreement with Queensland over a $288 million coal royalty dispute.
Gut probes getting better
Researchers are testing swallowable devices that can monitor gut health in real time.
SA keeps battery plan
The SA Government is keeping its predecessor’s dream alive, pushing ahead with a big battery plan.
World Bank reports carbon return
The World Bank says global carbon markets are back from the brink of collapse.
Excitement over boring success
Giant tunnelling machines have reached Perth’s new Airport Central Station.
Liddell emissions revealed
The Liddell power station appears to be emitting nearly three times the recommended amount of toxic nitrogen oxide.
State faces big cladding bill
A taskforce has found as many as 12,000 Queensland buildings could contain flammable cladding.
Bitcoin power cost counted
New research suggests the digital mining of virtual coins has a very tangible cost.
Rio moving on robo-rail
Rio Tinto’s autonomous train network in the Pilbara has gained safety approval.
Senate reports on climate threat
A Senate inquiry has dubbed climate change a “current and existential national security risk” to Australia.
Victoria expands exploration
Victoria has released new oil and gas reserves for exploration off the west coast.
NAIF makes second investment
A fish farm has become just the second project to be offered a NAIF loan.
CSIRO science gets new ears
Upgrades at CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope will let astronomers ‘hear’ a wider range of objects in space.