Sustainability > Research & development

Timor-Leste adopts Aussie tech to go plastics neutral

20 May, 2019

Timor-Leste has signed an agreement with Mura for a US$40 million chemical recycling plant that will help to establish a circular economy for plastic waste.

Researchers closer to affordable green hydrogen

16 May, 2019

A Monash study has identified a water-splitting technology that could make stable, affordable, green hydrogen production a reality.

Marine plastic is impairing oxygen-producing bacteria

16 May, 2019

A study published in Communications Biology has revealed that the marine bacteria producing 10% of our oxygen supply is under threat from plastic pollution.

Could flying cars be the answer to sustainable mobility?

16 May, 2019

Flying cars prototypes are being developed and could play a niche role in sustainable mobility for longer trips as part of a ride-share taxi service, according to a study.

Sustainable solutions for rare earth metal recovery

01 May, 2019

Researchers have improved the process for recovering rare earth metals, essential for the components used in mobile phones and other technologies such as hybrid electric vehicles.

$329m project takes infrastructure out to sea

23 April, 2019

The newly announced Blue Economy CRC will provide solutions to meet global demand for seafood and energy by developing new technologies for ocean infrastructure.

Ethical report card for the fashion industry

11 April, 2019

From A+ to F, Baptist World Aid Australia's 2019 Ethical Fashion Report grades the fashion industry based on labour rights and environmental management.

Ecotech AQMesh air-quality monitor

08 April, 2019

The AQMesh air quality monitor uses small-sensor technology to measure a wide range of particulate matter and different gases in the air to parts per billion.

Tamworth marked for integrated smart city project

08 April, 2019

UNSW Sydney has partnered with Providence Asset Group and Tamworth Regional Council to trial what is claimed to be Australia's first test performance of a fully integrated smart city.

Budget delivers for WA environmental education centre

08 April, 2019

$25 million in federal funding will go towards establishing the Harry Butler Environmental Education Centre, a facility focusing on achieving sustainable environmental outcomes through economic development.

New national conference for cleantech sector

01 April, 2019

The National Clean Technologies Conference & Exhibition is a new event encompassing clean technology growth areas including energy, waste, water, the built environment and transport.

Young researcher awarded to propel methane-reduction study

27 March, 2019

A young South Australian will investigate how to improve the operation of wastewater sludge-drying lagoons by reducing their methane emissions.

Innovation celebration at Total Facilities 2019

19 March, 2019

PropTech, digital twins, 'emotional technology' trackers and the latest energy-saving initiatives in the built environment will be taking centre stage at this year's event.

Sod turns on Deakin's renewable energy microgrid

31 January, 2019

Deakin University is partnering with AusNet Services and Mondo to develop an industrial-scale microgrid energy system to provide an integrated research and education platform.

Building cities for a changing climate

23 January, 2019 by Dr Anna Hurlimann and Dr Georgia Warren-Myers, University of Melbourne

Our cities are responsible for a large chunk of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, so the way we plan and construct them has to adapt to the future impacts of climate change.

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