The federal government has pledged $5.2m to upgrade the capability of QUT Mackay’s biomanufacturing scale-up facility, used to demonstrate the viability of new technologies and produce products in sizeable quantities.
The focus of the Food in the Capital conference, held over two days in October 2020 and May 2021, was on the critical role food production, consumption and new technology will play in helping Canberra to become a fully sustainable city.
WSU has cemented its position in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings as one of the world’s top-ranking tertiary institution with regard to social, environmental and economic impacts.
If Canberra and the ACT backed the development of sustainable local food production and urban farming systems, the region could become a leader in urban agriculture and in meeting our emissions targets, contends Regional Development Australia ACT CEO Michael Claessens.
Accenture’s Cohort ’21 initiative helps circular-economy innovators from across the globe – including several in the agrifood space – showcase and scale their ideas for upcycling waste. To contribute to the collective effort, join The Circular Accelerator’s Circular Community Action Group.
The federal government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative is offering dollar-matched funding to Australia-based manufacturers with suitable recycling and renewables projects, but act fast: you have until COB on Wednesday 5 May to get your application in.
The time is right for a coordinated effort to bolster resilience in our regions and invest in their strengths, contends the National Farmers’ Federation, which released its Regionalisation Agenda paper this week.
A shared vision for a carbon-neutral Armidale region will soon become reality, thanks to a new partnership between the University of New England, Armidale Regional Council, Business New England and an engaged local community.
QUT has appointed Professor Kerrie Wilson as Pro Vice-Chancellor, Sustainability Strategy, to provide strategic leadership and advice on embedding sustainability into the university’s strategy, policy, research and education.
Researchers from the National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre at Western Sydney University have netted an Award of Merit from the Australian Institute for Horticulture for donating their glasshouse-grown produce to those in need.