Eco Innovation

No 7. December 2012

40 Megawatt Concentrated Solar Project for Whyalla
Wizard Power expects that construction of the first project using its concentrated solar power (CSP) technology will commence at Whyalla in South Australia in the first half of 2013.

At 40 megawatts capacity, this will be the first stage of what it aimed to be a 200 MW project. Read More

Commercial Scale Mallee Biomass to Gas
The demonstration of an innovation to turn agricultural waste and mallee biomass into energy has received Federal Government support of $3.62 million through ARENA's Emerging Renewables program. The grant will assist Renergi Pty Ltd, a Curtin University company, to provide the technical data needed to design a commercial scale gasifier. Read More

Export Orders for BioGill
Waste water treatment company BioGill has shipped the first export order of its innovative and environmentally friendly BioGill waste water treatment system. Four bioreactors were sent to Manila in The Philippines last month.

The company also has export orders for Canada, Vietnam and Mexico. Another 48 BioGills are being installed to treat industrial wastewater for a large customer in regional NSW. Read More

Fulcrum Energy Buys Solar, Measures Wind
Wind and solar energy developer Fulcrum Energy has been busy: in October its subsidiary Epuron acquired the 1 megawatt Uterne solar power plant in Alice Springs, and this month its 50 per cent subsidiary Fulcrum3D Pty Ltd received an $800,000 grant from Commercialisation Australia to develop a device for remotely measuring higher altitude wind speeds. Read More

Handy App for Handymen
A new app is helping renovators and tradespeople purchase, sell and dispose of unwanted building materials that are often thrown out as rubbish. The BuildBITS App provides quick access to an online marketplace dedicated to the trading of excess, new and used building products such as tiles, windows, barbeques, doors and many other items. Read More

Lightweight Building Products Reduce Greenhouse Gases
A company that has developed a range of sustainable building and construction products that do not use cement is looking for commercial partners who can assist with marketing and distribution in different global markets. Read More

$2.8 Million for Biodiesel Plant
National Biodiesel Ltd has been offered a $2.86 million grant towards a $14.3 million project to construct a biodiesel storage terminal at Port Kembla in NSW. The facility will include an assurance laboratory and a sales and marketing office. Read More

Power From Local Biomass to Steam Engine
A company that is commercializing a simple, small scale engine that uses biomass to produce steam and energy is preparing to approach investors with an initial public offering prior to a listing on the ASX. Read More

Solar Powered Outback Buildings
A Sydney start-up has begun manufacturing and supplying solar powered buildings for mine sites, construction companies and Government authorities.

The buildings are designed to have minimal impact on the environment as they emit no carbon pollutants and generate carbon offset credits. The solar panels are part of the roof. Optional extras are a battery panel for storing power and a facility to capture water. Read More

Treatment for Coal Seam Gas Wastes
A treatment for all forms of coal seam gas wastes is the latest innovation from Gold Coast environmental technology developer, Greenhouse Australia Pty Ltd. The company has developed what it says is an effective and cost effective treatment which address the potential environmental dangers from the industry and the concerns of farmers and environmentalists. Read More

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