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Notice – publication of changes to the HERL Act

We’d like to advise industry that a Heavy Engineering Research Levy Act Amendment Order 2021 was signed by the Governer-General on 5 July and published 8 July. This has been something that we have been working on with the MBIE innovation policy team and Customs for quite some time. MBIE’s role has been to coordinate…

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Resource – Steel Recycling Report

Our recently commissioned HERA Report R5-89 shows steel plays a key role in the circular economy. The study was undertaken by thinkstepANZ and showed an impressive 72% of steel scrap in New Zealand is recycled, and that recycling steel scrap produced in Aotearoa New Zealand provides significant environmental benefits – despite the need for transport…

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Ep. 45 | Nathan Larkin – Bringing robotic automation solutions to industry

May122021 Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 12 May 2021 | Ep.45 – Bringing robotic automation solutions to industry In this episode of Stirring the Pot our Industry 4.0 Research Engineer Holger Heinzel chats with Verbotics Director Nathan Larkin to explore the world of robotic automation. Together they delve into the details of what  is…

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Calls for research – HERA sustainability fund open for ideas from our members

We want your ideas – because our HERA sustainability fund is now open for ideas from our members! 2021 is going to be an exciting year for us at HERA in the space of sustainability. Even more so, because we’re so very excited to announce a $80K research fund for projects aimed at improving steel’s…

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Ep. 30 | Barbara Nebel, Christin Schaller & Troy Coyle – Calculating carbon footprint

Jul72020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 8 July 2020 | Ep.30 – Calculating carbon footprint In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk about a subject that might be a bit unfamiliar to our industry – and that’s calculating carbon footprint. It’s a part of a journey toward SSC Certification that…

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Ep. 28 | Chris Bumby – Hydrogen: an alternative reductant?

Jun242020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 24 June 2020 | Ep.28 – Hydrogen: an alternative reductant? In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk to recent recipient of HERA’s Innovation Award – Chris Bumby. As a Victoria University of Wellingtons Senior Scientist, he has been heading exciting research that is leading towards the…

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HERA is now Sustainable Steel certified!

We’re proud to advise that HERA has now gained SSC Certification. HERA recently underwent the task of assessing our carbon footprint and have also been assessing our sustainability credentials as part of the process of achieving Sustainable Steel Council (SSC) Certification. This is part of our commitment to positively serve our community responsibilities. From our perspective,…