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MIA Podcast

MIA Podcast – Episode 17: Dario Valenza of Carbonix Carbonix advances the horizons of aerial data solutions to give customers a competitive edge. They are specialists in long-range and large-area aerial surveillance and precision data capture. From national park conservation to detailed agriculture mapping and aerial auditing of a 270,000km power network, Carbonix RPAS deliver […]

Drones For Good Podcast

The Australian Drone industry is expanding and the recent capital raise by Carbonix is a perfect example. Carbonix recently raised  AU$6.3 million in late seed funding.  The round, which was oversubscribed, includes listed Defence aerospace manufacturer Quickstep Holdings Limited (ASX: QHL) (“Quickstep”) who invested $1M - adding a strategic dimension to the mix of individuals and small funds taking up the opportunity. This week, Mirragin’s Andrew Crowe had a chat with Chief […]

Drones to the rescue: Policy priorities to deliver

Industry and governments are continually looking for efficiencies – opportunities to improve safety and productivity, while reducing environmental impact, response times and costs. One of the biggest challenges to improving efficiencies is the location and roles of people. When humans are located onsite or are key to frontline operations or processes, the result is often […]

Carbonix and H3 Dynamics join forces to build Australia’s first hydrogen VTOL Unmanned Aircraft

Carbonix and H3 Dynamics are coming together to begin the development and production of the first Australian hydrogen-electric VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) unmanned aircraft system (UAS). H3 Dynamics has been working on cutting-edge hydrogen UAV technology for over 15 years and has just released a new ground-breaking hydrogen-electric nacelle technology. Compared to batteries, hydrogen-electric […]

Carbonix CEO Philip van der Burg elected as AAUS Board Member

During the ‘AAUS’ Annual General Meeting in Sydney Carbonix’s CEO Philip van der Burg has been elected to the board for the next three years. Philip will share his expertise and support the association’s work for the industry. The Australian Association for Un-crewed Systems is Australia’s largest industry advocacy group for un-crewed systems covering un-crewed […]

Carbonix and Harvest Technology Group (ASX:HTG) sign Memorandum of Understanding

Carbonix and Harvest Technology Group (Harvest) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will allow the two Australian companies to deliver untethered “beyond horizon” drone operations. CEO of Carbonix Philip van der Burg said the partnership between Carbonix and Harvest is “the beginning of a great Australian corporate story”. “Australia has a high-cost base, making it […]

Carbonix joins forces with Fugro to develop remote aerial operations

It is Fugro’s first partnership working towards long-range Beyond Visual Line of Sight missions (BVLoS), bolstering Fugro’s existing Geographic Information System (GIS) capability. Carbonix will supply Volanti, and Ottano vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drones over the next 27 months, to further enhance Fugro’s remote operations. Fugro is a world leader in the transition to […]

Carbonix working together with the ANU-Optus Bushfire Research Centre of Excellence

Drones were identified in the bushfire royal commission and the NSW bushfire and flood inquiries as providing the potential for much greater use in the future to help identify and prepare for hazards. Dario Valenza, founder of Carbonix, says thermal cameras on the drones could quickly verify fires started by lightning in remote regions, helping to direct fire crews to the […]

Carbonix partners with SA Power Networks to use UAVs for aerial inspections in Australia

Carbonix has partnered with SA Power Networks and communications technology provider Nokia to advance the use of long-range Un-Crewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in aerial inspection work and flood monitoring on remote electricity distribution network assets. In the initial phase of the partnership, a Carbonix Volanti UAV was used to prove the Beyond Visual Line of […]