Archived News for Engineering Professionals - February, 2022
Climate scientists warn that climate change is now a threat to human wellbeing.
Gas asset risk detailed
Experts warn that Australia is locking in its fossil fuel dependency, and could be left with billions of dollars in stranded assets.
Green battery bites at metals
Australian researchers have demonstrated an organic polymer battery that can deliver 2.8 volts.
Mine boss backs independence
Billionaire mining magnate Andrew Forrest says global conflict shows Australia must push to become “energy independent”.
New neuron implanted in plant
Swedish researchers have used an artificial neuron to control a Venus flytrap.
Big firms blocking green drive
Analysts have accused major corporate ‘influencers’ of blocking action against global warming.
Custom bugs build from gas
Experts say engineered bacteria can turn greenhouse gases into useful chemicals.
Funding to fight for Antarctic stake
The Federal Government has put up over $800 million for new Antarctic activities, but the funds are not a matter of pure research.
Vortex used for new mixes
The famous ‘unboil an egg’ machine has been used for another remarkable purpose.
ARENA funds fleet shift
Over $100 million in government finds is being offered to fleets to shift to zero emissions vehicles.
EV plant plans shift
Plans for a $700 million electric vehicle manufacturing plant in New South Wales have been scrapped.
TPG to share Telstra network
TPG has signed a 10-year deal with Telstra to share mobile network and spectrum.
Origin announces big battery
Origin Energy has brought forward plans to shut Australia's largest coal-fired power plant - Eraring Power Station.
End date set for ISS
NASA will let the International Space Station (ISS) plummet back to Earth in 2031.
Court rules on waterproof boycott
The Federal Court has found building giant Hutchinson breached consumer law by supporting a boycott.
Basslink deal binned
The Tasmanian Government has effectively scrapped its commercial contract with Basslink.