Malcolm Turnbull unveils $1 billion innovation statement

Monday, 7 December 2015 | By Denham Sadler The government’s flagship $1 billion innovation statement has been revealed, focusing on facilitating more private investment in early-stage startups and collaboration between the public sector and private businesses. Announced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the CSIRO headquarters in Canberra on Monday afternoon, the statement includes 24[…]


Cracking the feedstock puzzle for larger solar ingots

By Til Bartel Solar ingots are large blocks of silicon carefully solidified in a high purity crucible. Great care is given to the crystalline quality of these ingots since wafers extracted from them determine the performance of the finished solar cell. Producing such an ingot is extremely cash intensive and represents about a one-third of[…]


Investment in Russian High Purity Quartz Production Project

Sumitomo Corporation (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Kuniharu Nakamura) will take a 28.69% participatory interest in LLC Russian Quartz (Head Office: Chelyabinsk State, Russia; CEO Leonid Kuzmin; hereinafter “RQ”) realizing its participation in a circa JPY5 billion (USD50 million) high purity quartz production project in Russia. High purity quartz is a powder[…]