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Matt Hyland 8 H WUltraServe CEO Matthew HylandDigital Commerce expert UltraServe has signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to prepare for launching a disruptive new product next month.

Leveraging its proven expertise and experience in delivering digital commerce solutions for market-leading brands on AWS, UltraServe, next month, expects to deliver a modern, enterprise-grade platform solution designed to promote rapid business innovation aimed at improving site uptime, scalability, and performance. With its focus on simplification and automation combined with a pay-as-you-consume licensing model, the new UltraServe solution can remove many of the main barriers to entry associated with traditional digital commerce approaches.

Strategic early decisions made by UltraServe to be “all in on AWS” and “specialize on digital commerce” have enabled the company to successfully deliver digital commerce outcomes for its customers globally at any location in which AWS has a presence.

UltraServe has leveraged the extensive suite of services available from AWS, along with its rapid innovation cycles, to reduce much of the “undifferentiated heavy lifting” required for infrastructure. This has empowered UltraServe to focus on delivering its core value proposition for customers.

UltraServe CEO Matthew Hyland said the timing was perfect for UltraServe to “double down” on working with AWS. “We now have all the foundations in place to fulfill our corporate vision of becoming one of the market-leading digital commerce solutions for enterprises globally. With the power and support of AWS behind us, UltraServe can do something truly transformational,” he said.

Redflow CEO Tim Harris

Australian energy storage technology company Redflow Limited (ASX: RFX) is pleased to announce that it has signed a collaboration agreement with Chinese zinc-bromine flow battery company ZbestPower Co., Ltd, to supply a large scale (100kwh) Redflow battery energy storage solution for a demonstration project for a key smart grid project in China.

The Redflow deployment will be part of the Haidong Transportation Group’s Smart Grid Project in Qinghai Province, which is recognised as a key market in China’s shift to a low carbon renewable energy future. Sponsored by the China National Energy Bureau, this Smart Grid Project consists of a 66KW solar PV parking carport, 18 EV fast charging points, 1MWH energy storage system and smart energy management system. The energy storage system will allow the Haidong Transportation Group to charge its electric vehicles with renewable energy and energy at the lowest price from the grid, and analyse various energy storage technologies. ZbestPower is managing the entire project.

Under the Collaboration Agreement, Redflow and ZbestPower have agreed to develop a large scale battery storage solution to meet critical project milestones set by Haidong Transportation Group, demonstrate the technical and economic viability of the Redflow system over the duration of the demonstration and collaborate on leveraging the Redflow system for commercial opportunities in China.

Pia Peterson WEvoke founder and CEO Pia PetersonAustralia’s first fleet of chauffeur-driven, zero-emissions cars, Evoke, has launched in Melbourne, providing Victorian customers with the carbon-free transport they have long requested.

Launched in Sydney in 2015, Evoke operates a fleet of electric cars that can each avoid emitting more than five kilograms of carbon dioxide into the air every time it takes a passenger from the Melbourne CBD to the airport.

Evoke founder and CEO Pia Peterson said the Melbourne launch was due to customer demand. “Melburnians who use our cars in Sydney have long asked us when we would be there,” said Pia. “It is great to now provide them with comfortable emission-free transport at both ends of their journey.

ARA Director Dr Andrew McGrath 2 WAirborne Research Australia Director Dr Andrew McGrath Philanthropic organisation Hackett Foundation has donated $100,000 to Airborne Research Australia, a not-for-profit Australian research institute that conducts world-leading measurements of climate change.

Airborne Research Australia (ARA) https://www.airborneresearch.org.au/ operates two purpose-designed single-engine Diamond aircraft equipped with globally unique self-developed or adapted environmental measurement equipment.

With climate change a growing concern globally, and ongoing debate about human contribution to it, precise environmental measurements are vital for a deeper understanding and better-informed policy.