International battery manufacturers seeking to extend flight times for airborne drones are keen to test battery-boosting innovations from Australian nanotechnology startup Nano-Nouvelle.
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.
This year, Nano-Nouvelle has received inquiries from companies based in Israel, the US and Korea about how its technology can assist to improve batteries used in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commonly called “drones”.
Conservation SA is alarmed by revelations that “independent” advice for the Royal Commission that has recommended a nuclear waste dump for SA was provided by long-time advocates for the dump.
Conservation SA is responding to reports from ABC Radio that two of the authors of allegedly independent technical analysis of the business case for a high level nuclear waste dump are President and Vice President of a group that advocates for the international storage of nuclear waste.
ABC Radio has reported that two of the authors of a report for the Royal Commission co-authored by consultancies Jacobs and MCM were Charles McCombie and Neil Chapman, who are the President and Vice President of ARIUS (Association for Regional and International Underground Storage).
Tesla’s announcement of its new Powerwall 2 battery marks a clear breakpoint for manufacturers of home energy storage systems according to Redflow CEO Simon Hackett.
Redflow is the Australian company that produces the world’s smallest zinc-bromine flow battery, a stationary energy storage technology that competes with lithium-ion batteries. As well as this year’s launch of its ZCell residential battery, Redflow produces ZBM commercial batteries that are used for business, telco and industrial-grade energy storage in Asia, Africa, Europe, Central America and Australia.
In a blog on his website www.simonhackett.com, Mr Hackett said Tesla’s unveiling of its new Powerwall 2 battery with a built-in AC inverter last week took a leaf from the Apple playbook of vertical integration.