Our Journey with Power

Power Generation

How do you power your day? You might look at your long-finished cup of coffee or the half eaten toast on your desk – the items that keep your battery going – but what about the power that lights up your home and office, or charges the battery in your car that takes you to…

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What did you have to say about the NPI Review?

NPI Review

In June 2018, the NPI Review Steering Committee released a discussion paper inviting public comment to inform the review of the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI), with submissions closing August 2018. Recently, the NPI published all the public submissions and we were interested in what people had to say, and thought you might be too. Let…

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Feedlot Fumes – The Importance of Odour in Feedlot Design

Cattle Feedlot

Odour is a critical risk to the development of a new cattle feedlot or the expansion of an existing feedlot. Poorly sited or operated feedlots have caused odour nuisance and, consequently, local government and communities may be concerned about new developments. Conversely, there are many feedlots operating throughout Australia that are well designed and managed,…

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Katestone’s Ireland Branch shows enormous promise

Ireland Farm

Katestone’s Micheal Fogarty went to the other side of the world to set up our Ireland Branch. In little over a year he has demonstrated that there is enormous potential for innovative firms in Ireland and Europe. In his short time in Ireland, Micheal has investigated the air quality issues that are of immediate concern…

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Katestone Review: ACF and Polluted Postcodes

ACF and Polluted Postcodes

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) released a report in November that examined industrial emissions from the National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) in comparison to weekly household income. The report provides an interesting perspective on air quality in Australia, in simple terms finding that there is a strong correlation between poorer air quality and low household income.…

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Odour Assessment: SPS and your Royal Flush

Odour Assessement for a Royal Flush

You’re a developer with an amazing hand – a perfect location, cutting-edge designs, quality contractors and prospective clients – if it were a game of poker you’d have a Royal Flush. But there’s one catch – your proposed development is located near a sewage pump station (SPS). There’s nothing worse than the smell of sewage…

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Clean Air Society 23rd Biennial International Conference

CASANZ Conference 2017

In October 2017 Brisbane was host to the biennial Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ) conference. The local QLD CASANZ branch (including Katestone’s Natalie Shaw) did an excellent job as hosts. Unfortunately for all of the visitors hoping for some sunshine, Queensland didn’t live up to its reputation as the sunshine state with…

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Katestone opens European office

Katestone's European Office

Katestone Director, Simon Welchman, is happy to announce the company’s first European Branch has opened in Ireland. Taking advantage of the unique skills we have in air quality, dispersion modelling and meteorological forecasting to move into the European market, we have a unique opportunity to build on our excellent track record in air quality and…

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Go hack yourself

Cyber Security Drinks with Kate

Wednesday 9 August 2017,  5-7pm Security of our personal data is critically important. But with everything moving to the Cloud, is it possible to protect our online identities? Christine recently heard an expert in online security speak about these issues and was both horrified and amazed. For our next Drinks with Kate we decided to share with…

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Extracting value from NPI data

Extracting value

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes So first we need good data… The three levels of government in Australia can pull industry in different directions with sometimes duplicated, overlapping and…

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