According to The AU Manufacturing, Queensland-based Line Hydrogen has announced their first commercial-scale green hydrogen plant in Tasmania set to begin construction by the middle of 2022.
The company has executed a terms sheet with Climate Capital’s Bell Bay Solar Farm to construct up to a 5MW ground-mounted solar farm in George Town, Northern Tasmania.
This will supply behind-the-meter renewable energy to Line Hydrogen’s hydrogen production plant, with a target of power supply and first production on 31 January 2023.
According to The Australian Financial Review, more than 5000 homes are set to go under the hammer this week – the highest volume so far this year – as vendors rush to sell before interest rate rises trigger a sustained fall in house prices, data from SQM Research shows.
“Vendors are racing to sell to make the most of the current strong prices and before the market softened further,” SQM Research managing director Louis Christopher said.
“Sellers now understand that this is probably as good as it gets when it comes to selling, with the federal election and rate hikes looming, buyers are likely to stay on the sidelines.”
According to The Asahi Shimbun, transplanting corneal cells made from human induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into patients with a vision-impairing disease didn’t cause any serious side effects, researchers announced.
Some of the patients’ eyesight even improved as a result of the clinical trial, the team at Osaka University said.
“This could be a revolutionary treatment that could overcome the challenges that existing treatment has faced, such as a shortage of cornea donors or transplant rejection,” said Koji Nishida, a member of the team and professor of ophthalmology at the university, at a news conference.
According to The Asahi Shimbun, vacuum-insulated bottles that keep carbonated drinks from losing their fizz are now being pitched to beer lovers who want something stronger when they are enjoying the great outdoors or simply chilling at home.
The trend was triggered by a growing number of people who now telework from home because of the novel coronavirus pandemic or seek to escape for a while from the hubbub of city life.
To win over new customers, manufacturers are marketing products with well-arranged cap and bottle designs so carbonic acid gas generated inside does not pose a safety risk.
According to The Australian Financial Review, taxpayers will lend $1.05 billion to build the first fully integrated, rare earths separation facility in Australia, highlighting the growing appetite for governments to invest in critical minerals supply chains.
Iluka Resources shares surged 8 per cent at the opening of trading on Monday after it vowed to build a $1.2 billion refinery at Eneabba in Western Australia.
According to The Australian Financial Review, a resurgence in the gas crisis gripping Europe presents a boon for the Australian economy and local producers, as European leaders enter a standoff over critical supplies from Russia, which has fuelled a global energy crunch and sent petrol prices soaring.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded European buyers begin purchasing oil and gas using the Russian rouble instead of euros or dollars, a request that leaders have refused to agree to.
Scrambling to find alternative supplies, Europe is expected to look to Australia, which could lead to higher returns particularly for Woodside, which earmarks up to one-quarter of its LNG to be sold into short-term and spot markets.
According to The Australian Financial Review, the approvals of new apartments and houses rose at their fastest monthly rates on record in February, giving a boost to Australia’s housing pipeline.
Total dwelling approvals leapt 43 per cent from January to a seasonally adjusted total of 18,675, Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showed recently.
According to The Australian Financial Review, ANZ Bank, Qantas and Japanese energy major Inpex are exploring carbon farming on existing farms in Western Australia’s wheat belt to produce renewable biofuels, as companies broaden efforts to reduce emissions and win from the energy transition.
The three companies unveil a memorandum of understanding to further evaluate the project, which would involve working with farmers on planting drought-resilient native biomass crops on their land.
The first planting is expected in the winter of 2023, which they then hope to harvest and process along with selected agricultural waste residues into low-carbon renewable biofuels.
We are very pleased to inform that one of our clients, Kanden Realty & Development (KRD), one of the major property developers in Japan, announce first land development project in Australia.
The project, the Rouse Hill Heights residential community, is being developed in the Rouse Hill area near Sydney by Legacy Property, the residential real estate development company mainly active in New South Wales.
Through participation in its first overseas residential land development project, KRD will further expand its knowledge of real estate projects in Australia. KRD is considering future participation in not only residential land development projects but also in apartment projects as well as projects outside the state of New South Wales, and aims to increase its revenue in Australia.
According to The Australian Financial Review, the Australian Energy Market Commission has proposed changes to the national gas and energy retail rules to include hydrogen and other renewable gases alongside natural gas.
The 25 proposed changes would speed up the integration of hydrogen into Australia’s energy mix, a trend accelerating so rapidly that the Australian Energy Market Operator said this week the future for natural gas is uncertain.
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