Ampcontrol is pleased to be named one of Australia’s 100 top innovators in a special publication released by The Australian. The inaugural list is compiled by The Australian alongside an advisory panel of experts and highlights the future-focused leaders, ingenuity and products that are set to make Australia an innovative nation. At Ampcontrol, we’re committed to innovation by developing and implementing industry leading technology. This is achieved through engineering expertise, maintaining a strong commitment to R&D, and, most importantly, developing an in-depth understanding of our customers and industry requirements. Acknowledgment within The Australian’s ‘100 Top Innovators’ listing follows the delivery of some of our recent innovative projects, including:
Strategic and Collaborative Partnership – LAVO:
The initiation of a strategic and collaborative partnership between Ampcontrol and Australian startup LAVO has successfully produced a domestic hydrogen battery that pioneers the next generation of green energy storage for commercial and residential use. The LAVO hydrogen battery technology consists of an electrolysis system, fuel cell power, and hydrogen story array packed into one cabinet. The integrated hybrid system combines hydrogen and rooftop solar to deliver sustainable, reliable and renewable green energy to homes and businesses.
Stand-Alone Power System Joint Venture – Boundary Power
Ampcontrol joined forces with Australia’s leading utility in the deployment of Stand-Alone Power Systems (SAPS) Horizon Power to launch SAPS Joint Venture (JV), Boundary Power. Boundary Power brings together Horizon Power and Ampcontrol’s combined SAPS design, construction, deployment and operation expertise, unveiling a new, innovative series of SAPS solutions to the market. More recently, Ampcontrol and Boundary Power have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with LAVO to identify the use of LAVO’s hydrogen storage solutions and other zero-carbon products in different demonstration sites.
Battery Electric Vehicle Development
Ampcontrol has developed a battery-electric powered vehicle for underground mining applications, a solution borne from the need for more environmentally conscious solutions and safer, healthier working environments. Designed to replace traditional diesel-powered vehicles, the electric-powered alternative enables mining operations to eliminate negative environmental impacts associated with the operation of diesel-powered equipment whilst simultaneously capturing additional operational efficiencies. Additionally, Ampcontrol has just announced a new collaboration agreement with PPK Mining Equipment to deliver a range of new Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV) solutions for underground mining applications. The collaboration will see the installation of the latest world-class BEV technology designed by Ampcontrol into new PPKME personnel carrier vehicles. The companies will work together to also retrofit diesel drive trains in a range of other vehicles manufactured by PPKME, including the COALTRAM flameproof and explosion protected diesel Load Haul Dump utility vehicle.
Hybrid Diesel-Electric Boat Development
A collaborative partnership between Ampcontrol, The University of Newcastle and Steber International has conducted a series of highly successful bench and on-water trials of a hybrid diesel-electric boat prototype. Leaders in Australian boat manufacturing and industrial composite technology, Steber International approached Ampcontrol in 2018 requesting assistance to develop a prototype hybrid police boat. Ampcontrol’s leading technology and engineering expertise were applied to leverage the silence of the electric power system to enable a whisper-quiet mode for operations requiring some stealth. The hybrid diesel/electric propulsion system allows a boat to be power efficient, quiet and be significantly more emission friendly without suffering any loss of cruising range. The application of batteries and an electric motor facilitates a reduction in the size of the diesel engines required, while maintaining the same, or higher, power ratings for the vessel.