A successful production trial by Australian battery technology innovator Nano-Nouvelle has proved its pioneering nanotechnology supports industrial-scale manufacture, with output rates 100 times faster.
The Sunshine Coast-based company is developing world-leading nanotechnology that can boost the energy storage capacity of lithium ion batteries by as much as 50 per cent. Lithium ion batteries are used in devices ranging from mobile phones and notebooks to and electric vehicles and home energy storage systems.
As well as proving its technology, Nano-Nouvelle has worked with companies worldwide to ensure its battery-boosting breakthrough is usable with today’s production lines.
Last month, Nano-Nouvelle completed its first roll-to-roll production trial, which saw UK manufacturing company Cemco successfully run a roll of raw membrane through a chemical plating process to produce a roll of copper-plated Lumafoil, one of several products designed by Nano-Nouvelle.
Copper Lumafoil is a three-dimensional porous material developed by Nano-Nouvelle to replace solid metal foil current collectors, which conduct stored electricity to an outside circuit. Copper Lumafoil weighs as much as 70 per cent less than existing current collectors used in lithium ion batteries.
Nano-Nouvelle CEO Stephanie Moroz said the successful roll-to-roll trial was at least 100 times faster than the company's original manual plating process with equivalent quality. “This is huge win for us,” she said.
An SA-based airborne research institute that tracks everything from dinosaur footprints to cattle flatulence has received a major research boost from a more than $1 million donation by the Hackett Foundation.
Airborne Research Australia (ARA) was born 30 years ago at Flinders University and has established itself as a unique, national and international research group for airborne research. This donation sees ARA move to an independent, not-for-profit company that will maintain strong links with university-based research and education. Members of the ARA Board of Directors have strong scientific backgrounds as active researchers and educators at Australian and overseas universities.
The support from the Hackett Foundation will assist ARA to invest in new scientific instrumentation and capabilities, as well as specialist staff to map the Earth in all of its aspects using a fleet of unique small aircraft to obtain new and important information about our living environment, including the atmosphere and coastal submerged features.
South Australian Microsoft specialist Calvert Technologies has concluded a strong year of growth with the appointment of Michael Partington to the role of Business Development Manager.
A former State Manager for Samsung in SA and the NT, Michael brings great experience of setting sales strategy and developing business models, systems and partner programs to drive sales.
Michael has recently worked as a Principal Consultant for Action Strategic Consulting Adelaide and as Business Development Manager for XPED Corporation and ElectroCAD Pty Ltd, Adelaide companies that are active in the Internet of Things and electronics automation spaces.
Calvert Technologies is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner that provides high quality information technology support and consultancy services to businesses throughout Australia. The privately-owned company focuses on providing quality solutions that don’t “break the bank”, so that its clients enjoy real value and productivity with a low total cost of ownership.
Founder and managing director Dean Calvert, who regularly speaks at international Microsoft conferences, said Michael Partington would help the company grow in 2017. “We see the move from in-house systems to the cloud, and hybrid versions in between, as a great opportunity for us,” he said.
Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, has announced new hybrid cloud capabilities to speed and secure adoption of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).
Centrify’s solution, including its new Identity Broker, uniquely provides identity freedom, deployment freedom and the most comprehensive capabilities for securing privileged access to infrastructure and apps in a hybrid IT environment.
IaaS platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) provide an excellent layer of foundational security, but the shared responsibility model is clear: Businesses are still responsible for the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their data in the cloud.
Organisations that store sensitive data in the cloud - 93 per cent according to a recent Forrester survey - need a consistent security model across on-premises and IaaS to reduce the risk of data breach.1 Yet Gartner predicts that 95 per cent of IaaS security failures will be the customer’s fault, with more than half of those attributed to inadequate management of identities, access and privileges.2
Centrify Senior Director APAC Sales Niall King, who is in Australia this week, said leveraging built-in IaaS security was a great start, but not a complete solution. “Centrify is the only vendor that comprehensively addresses identity for SaaS, IaaS and on-premises with a single architecture,” he said.
ZCell energy storage solution, including additional coverage in regional areas and the NT.Australian battery company Redflow Limited today announces seven more approved installers for its new
Redflow’s latest approved ZCell installers are SSE Systems in the ACT;Riverina Complete Solar in Griffith, NSW; Country Solar NT in the Northern Territory; Apex Communication Technologies and Sustainable Works, both in SA; Veida in Victoria; and Green Gateway in WA. Redflow now has a total of 12 installers offering services in every state and territory of Australia.
ASX-listed Redflow last month told shareholders at its Annual General Meeting that it had received strong demand for its ZCell residential battery, with orders from installers Australia-wide, including one for 48 ZCells, worth about $600,000 from Standard Solar in Melbourne. Through in-country business partners, Redflow has also seen multi-unit deployments of its ZBM2 commercial batteries at a factory in South Africa and a telecommunications tower in New Zealand.
Redflow CEO Simon Hackett said each approved installer had undertaken ZCell-specific training which extended their existing expertise and experience of installing energy storage systems.