Matter and Energy

Washing and recycling PET and PO plastics

Different plastics exhibit different physical properties, such as differing hardness, resilience, heat resistance and thermal stability, thereby entailing varied fields of application. Transparent...

Renewable energy on target for 2020

Australia is on track to meet the 2020 Large-scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET) of 33,000 GWh of additional renewable energy, with the Clean Energy Regulator approving enough...

USC cools campus with ‘water battery’

The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) is using a thermal energy storage tank — coined ‘the water battery’ — to slash 40%...

Accolade for UNSW’s Green Steel

UNSW Sydney’s Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) Centre has received a 2019 BHERT (Business Higher Education Round Table) Award for its recycling-focused...

US Department of Energy selects Natural Power for smart curtailment technology fund

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider Natural Power has been selected to receive substantial funding to...

Inner West gathers troops for Sydney’s war on food waste

Metropolitan councils, state government and waste and recycling industry representatives gathered at the Inner West War on Food Waste last week to discuss...

Green Frog Systems ASPIRE Solar Street Light

Click2Contact Green Frog Systems’ ASPIRE Solar Street Light uses monocrystalline panels to generate power, combined with CREE XP-G LED chips that are said to...

Research will explore deionisation of salt water

Assistant Professor Kyle Smith’s extensive research in the field of water desalination is exploring novel ways to deionise salt water, with a new...