New ARC energy technology research centre launched

A new research and training centre for advanced energy materials, batteries and battery-control systems has been launched at Deakin University.

Researchers at the new Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Future Energy Storage Technologies will work with 11 organisations across government and industry, and five Australian universities to help facilitate small to medium-sized enterprises produce and adopt new energy storage technologies.

The centre is being with $6.5 million from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and industry and university partners.

Federal education minister Dan Tehan said the research conducted at the new centre represented a significant opportunity to develop new energy storage technology for Australia.

“This centre will put Australia at the forefront of innovative research in energy technologies, leading to the development of new products and innovations that drive job growth, business opportunities and productivity gains,” Tehan said.

Henderson said that research outcomes from the training centre would include new energy storage options such as Lithium metal and sodium-ion batteries with far-reaching applications.

Liberal senator Sarah Henderson, who opened the centre, said that research outcomes from the training centre would include new energy storage options such as Lithium metal and sodium-ion batteries with far-reaching applications.

“The training centre will equip the next generation of researchers and the energy technology workforce with the skills to drive innovation, exploration and investigation,” Henderson said.