Archived News for Engineering Professionals - February, 2021
Authorities say more efforts are needed for a smooth transition to electric vehicles (EVs).
Giant battery backed
Renewable energy firm Neoen has secured $160 million in funding for its Victorian Big Battery (VBB) project.
New funds revive EV drivers
Federal funding has been provided for a new system that repurposes old electric vehicle (EV) batteries.
Silver atoms align for nano-boost
Researchers have taken a big step toward molecular-scale electronics.
WA Libs back coal closure
A Liberal anti-coal policy is adding a new dimension to WA’s upcoming election.
Huge sub plan reviewed
The Federal Government is looking at ways to dump its $90 billion submarine contract.
Funds drive lab-meat expansion
An Australian lab-based meat company has secured US$6 million in seed funding.
Longwall stop helps swamp
Researchers say that restricting longwall mining in Sydney’s drinking water catchment protects upland swamps.
Mars probe uploads descent
Vision has been released of the dramatic moment NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars.
Big pay after rock blast
Experts have criticised big pay rises in the wake of the blasting of Juukan Gorge.
PPE could drive new roads
Research engineers say disposable face masks could be recycled to make roads.
Bill seeks green empowerment
New legislation could see funding for regional communities to develop their own renewable energy projects.
New probe and drone on Mars
NASA's Perseverance rover has landed on Mars after a seven-month journey over nearly half a billion kilometres.
Coal site getting water plants
One mining company is making a serious attempt to reduce its use of natural water supplies.
Joyce wants clean funds for coal
Barnaby Joyce wants the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to invest in coal power.