Key appointments and successful automated trials
As a company committed to sustainability, we are dedicated to reducing and reusing excess carbon emissions to create a greener future for generations to come.
However, this cannot be achieved without effective collaboration and continuous technological advancement, which is why we strive to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to innovative practices. To this end, we believe that it is the people at our core that help drive our innovation, enabling us to set firm foundations for the future of this industry.
Recently, the SGG Operations and Development team has continued to grow in numbers, bringing with it a raft of knowledge and expertise.
Joining us as Chemistry Lead is Dr Thomas Whittle, a highly experienced chemistry professor who will be responsible for ensuring our team undertakes only best safety practices and industry techniques.
Having previously worked alongside Dr Deanna D’Alessandro at the University of Sydney for over 7 years, Dr Whittle has a keen understanding of advanced scientific concepts, and will be an invaluable member of the team as we continue to trial our DAC hubs across the country.
Also joining SGG is Tiernan Martin, currently an QUT undergrad in mechatronic engineering. Tiernan has already made some important contributions to our module build and we are excited for what he will bring to the team.
Through our unique approach and experienced peers, SGG is revolutionising the way we can address climate change and emissions, proving that it is possible to make a positive impact on our planet.
Already in 2023, we are operating a fully automated test rig that simulates our field module. This enables our team to rapidly trial a variety of options that aim to enhance the viability of our DAC hubs in real-time.
Our team is currently exploring new and innovative solutions related to the engineering and chemistry of our world-leading carbon capture process. In fact, we have already successfully reached the targeted amount of CO₂ capturing and recycling.
We are continuing to progress with our work at the ARM Hub (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Hub) in conjunction with Dr D’Alessandro’s team in Sydney, as well as working closely with several vendors in Australia and the UK on the provision of suitable sensor technology and heating solutions.
The development work we are undertaking at the ARM Hub has grown so significantly in the past 12 months that we have now maximised the available space, and will soon be searching for more suitable premises. This is reflective of our commitment to continual improvement and enhancement of our innovative DAC technology, as well as readiness for mass production of our modules.
Keep an eye out for more exciting announcements in the coming months, as well as further results from our successful automated rig trials.