Perth-Based University Establishes A$135M Battery Research Hub
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Curtin University in Western Australia announced today that it will host a A$135 million industry-backed research hub focused on the manufacture and supply of batteries. "The Future Battery Industries CRC will address the existing gaps in the nation's capacity to respond to this growth industry by creating opportunities to process, manufacture and deploy batteries, delivering an estimated $2.5 billion benefit to the Australian economy over the next 15 years," said Curtin University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Professor Chris Moran in a news release.
The hub received funding from the state government, Australian Government and private sources. "The national consortium of 58 industry, academic and government partners aims to co-create the tools and technologies needed to ensure Australia is leading the way in the battery revolution from mining and processing to manufacture and deployment in households, communities and industry, and in the recycling of batteries," said Tim Shanahan, Future Battery Industries CRC Chair. Read more. Creative Commons image of Perth skyline courtesy of Mark Ireland