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Green steel requires a global effort to be viable for widespread adoption

With the steel sector contributing between 7-9% of the world's CO2 emissions, the industry is working to reduce its carbon footprint. They are doing this by employing innovative technologies like green hydrogen-based direct reduction and low-carbon resources like high-grade iron ore and waste. With less than 0.6 tonnes of CO2 emissions per ton of steel…

23 Nov 2023, by Kristen Gutierrez

Defence & Security | Technology

What is space resilience and how can we achieve it in the current fiscal climate?

The space domain is fraught with risks - from radiation, to supply chain worries, cyberattacks, and the kinetic and physical threat to ground and space infrastructure. In this context, what does it mean to be resilient; and how can we best achieve it in the current fiscal climate? Chris Jewell, Program Director for JP9102 at…

15 Nov 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Technology

The trends impacting the size and nature of hydrogen demand

With global demand for hydrogen reaching 95 megatonnes last year, there has never been a more pressing time to understand the trends and market characteristics shaping this fast-evolving sector. With this in mind, Informa Connect spoke with Izzi Messina, Vice President of Growth & Development at Wood, ahead of the Australian Hydrogen Conference (West). He…

6 Nov 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

How Siemens Mobility is improving the emissions, safety and security profile of rail

Climate change, cybercrime, and safety in the rail industry are not easy problems to solve, but thanks to the efforts of Siemens Mobility, they are becoming much easier. In recognition of the enormous role rail plays in our clean energy future, the technology vendor has designed a range of solutions to make transport options cleaner…

6 Nov 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Overcoming barriers to a national level crossing strategy in New Zealand – what needs to happen?

Last year there were ten fatalities and 305 near misses on level crossings in New Zealand – annual figures that have been relatively stable over the last decade. While there is general agreement that improving safety at level crossings is important, the task is ostensibly complex, says Gini Welch of Waka Kotahi – a moderator…

3 Nov 2023, by Amy Sarcevic


How plants are inspiring the next generation of space travel

Engineers have long taken inspiration from nature when designing technologies. From solar panels (inspired by a grooved leaf), to wetsuits (which mimic an otters’ blubber), to aeroplanes (which borrow their design from birds). However, it may come as a surprise that plants are now giving clues to the Defence industry on how to engineer energy…

1 Nov 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

What measures need to be taken to optimise the Auckland rail network?

Auckland’s transport network is the most congested of any New Zealand city, with cars accounting for 67 percent of CBD travel and motorway trip lengths up 10 percent over the last four years. The city’s rail network is also congested, comprising a mix of metro, passenger, and freight trains – some stopping frequently and puncturing…

31 Oct 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Contracts & Procurement

Demystifying the Basics of Australian Contract Law for Non-Lawyers

Image Credit: Gerd Altmann | Pixabay   From 9 November 2023, Australia's unfair contract terms regime will change. The modifications include broadening the unfair contract terms regime to "small businesses" with less than 100 workers or a $10 million annual revenue threshold. There will also be new civil penalty provisions for non-compliance. How can businesses approach legal counsel…

26 Oct 2023, by Kristen Gutierrez

Energy & Utilities

Simple ways to win community respect for clean energy projects

Small, community-scale renewable energy projects play a significant role in our clean energy future, but how do we encourage them in a policy environment that is geared towards larger scale initiatives? Dr Jarra Hicks, Co-Founder of the Community Power Agency, says the key is to deepen the ways communities can be involved - whether through…

19 Oct 2023, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Technology

Shaping the future: how an AI-powered teaching and learning platform is revolutionising education

The pressure for teachers to ‘reinvent the wheel’ when it comes to unit and lesson planning is one of the key factors behind overwork and burnout in the teaching profession, according to a report released by the Grattan Institute in 2021. Consuming on average eight hours per week, the creative energy required to pull together…

18 Oct 2023, by Amy Sarcevic
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