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Greens pledge $500 million for recycling infrastructure

Greens’ waste and recycling spokesperson Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said urgent federal action is needed to end Australia’s recycling crisis and stop recyclables going...

Infrared pocket scanner tests shelf life

A pocket-size food scanner will allow future consumers and supermarket operators to test food freshness via a project commissioned by The Bavarian Ministry...

Algae cleans up wastewater in rural communities

Flinders University researchers have confirmed that an improved wastewater system, using algae to accelerate the breakdown of effluent, presents Australian rural communities with...

Upcycling desalination waste

Engineers at MIT have developed a new desalination approach that could improve process efficiency while converting concentrated brine waste into a useful chemical...

Vestas and Marand partner for wind turbine manufacture

Global sustainable energy solutions provider Vestas has entered a partnership with Geelong-based manufacturing company Marand Precision Engineering to establish a wind turbine manufacturing...

The blow by blow on blowers

Ahead of Ozwater'19, Kaeser advises how to select the right blower for a wastewater treatment plant. Despite being high consumers of energy, blowers are...

Yackandandah celebrates mini-grid power

On 8 February, the Yackandandah community celebrated a milestone of 1 GWh of renewable energy generated from what is claimed to be one...

Renewables will help Australia meet Paris target early — or will they?

Research from the Australian National University (ANU) has found that Australia is installing renewable power faster than any other country per person per...

Researchers to test behaviour of stored CO2

Drilling, coring and wireline logging operations have commenced on a new carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at CO2CRC’s Otway Research Facility at...

Solar storage powers microgrid in remote Thai village

A remote village in the mountainous northern region of Thailand now has a reliable power supply thanks to a solar-powered microgrid, allowing the...