On 26 November, the ATSE announced its 2020 Fellows. Among them are three UNSW faculty members, including leading chemical engineer and the CRC’s own Research & Commercialisation Director, Prof. Cordelia Selomulya.
A new Rabobank study shows that Australia is well placed to capitalise on the growing trend towards plant-based food – but that local processing capacity will be critical to our competitiveness in this space.
Researchers from Murdoch University have connected with Aboriginal Elders to develop the first living biobank specific to Western Australia’s First Nations people.
FIAL’s recent ‘Capturing the Prize’ report found Australia’s food and ag sector could unlock $200b+ in value and 300,000 new jobs by 2030 if the sector can collaborate to capitalise on 19 identified growth opportunities. Get involved.
Australia’s national science organisation has teamed with national vegie producer Fresh Select to launch new food manufacturing company, Nutri V, which plans to process surplus fresh vegetables into powders, snack foods and more.
This case-study compilation showcases the contribution of chemical engineers around Australia to solving key challenges in energy, water, environment and health.
Ingenious Israeli company Tevel has developed fruit-picking bots to speed and streamline harvesting, able to pick fruit even from the tops of trees up to five metres high. Tevel claims the return on investment is an impressive three weeks.
Successful New England-based renewables entrepreneur David Mailler, co-Executive Director of community-focused Meralli Solar, has won the University of New England’s Rising Star Award for 2020.
An Australia-based ‘smart building materials’ firm has teamed with Murdoch University to construct a first-of-its-kind experimental ‘clear-solar-glass’ greenhouse on Murdoch’s Perth, WA campus.
A novel renewable power-generating system, inspired by the phenomenon that causes aurorae and utilising upcycled local fruit and veg – has bagged Filipino student Cerves Maigue the inaugural James Dyson Sustainability Award.