Archived News for Engineering Professionals - May, 2019
Researchers are doping new solar cells to improve their performance and speed up their run to commercialisation.
Battery plan for LNG plant
Texas-based petroleum giant ConocoPhillips is installing a 4MW battery storage array at its Darwin LNG plant.
Stats show huge solar demand
Official figures suggest the first phase of the Victorian Government's rooftop solar rebate program would never have satisfied demand.
Earthquake linked to exploration
An international review has found high-pressure water injection from geothermal exploration caused South Korea's Pohang earthquake in November 2017.
Safety concerns at NT mine
A major union has accused Rio Tinto of “putting production over safety” at a Northern Territory mine.
Adani approval shunted along
The Queensland Premier says Adani’s Carmichael coal mine should be approved within 3 weeks.
Joyce pushes new coal
Barnaby Joyce says building a new coal-fired power station is a moral imperative.
Sound waves summon new MOFs
Researchers have used sound waves to precisely manipulate atoms and molecules and produce breakthrough smart materials.
Howard minister to head MCA
A former government minister has been appointed chair of the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA).
Sub-sea telescope taking shape
Local scientists are building a huge underwater telescope at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea to study rays from space.
Adani backed by region
The Mayor of Rockhampton has called for Adani to be given a “fair go” at opening up the Galilee Basin.
Coal sector calls for support
The coal industry is pushing the re-elected Morrison government to support building new coal-fired power stations ...
Genes compressed in lab-born life
Researchers have found a way to compress the genetic code of synthetic organisms.
Mango project bears fruit
Queensland researchers have tested the world’s first mango-harvesting robot.
BHP faces big dam claim
Mining giant BHP is facing a US$5 billion claim over Brazil's worst environmental disaster.
Equinor still has eyes on Bight
Norwegian energy giant Equinor is not changing its plan to look for oil in the Great Australian Bight.
Fossil investments rise
International authorities say fossil fuel investment increased in 2018, but renewables stalled.