World : Game-changing Australian-developed tech addresses global energy crisis

A new technology developed in Australia could be a solution to the looming energy crisis facing the world. Developed by Australian company Infratech Industries in collaboration with the University of Newcastle, the ‘Energy-on-Demand’ system overcomes the predictability and environmental issues that currently plague renewable energy and storage solutions.

The Infratech CLES (Chemical Looping Energy on Demand System) puts the production, distribution and management of power, oxygen and hydrogen into the hands of the consumer. Described by Prime Minister the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP as a solution to Australia’s ‘energy crisis’, the technology allows for integrated power generation, oxygen generation (health and wellness), water heating, heating and cooling ventilation, and hydrogen production.

Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Director of the Priority Research Centre for Frontier Energy Technologies and Utilisation at the University of Newcastle’s NIER (Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources) facility, says there are no comparable systems in the world to the InfratechCLES system.

Dr Rajesh Nellore, CEO and founder of Infratech Industries said that the impetus on energy storage systems, such as batteries, needs to be supplemented with impetus on the ability to generate energy when required, thereby creating ‘Energy on Demand’.

According to Nellore, the InfratechCLES solution generates a multitude of benefits, has no negative impact on the environment, and also improves the wellbeing and lifestyle of those who use it.

Pat Conroy, Shadow Assistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy, who inaugurated the system at University of Newcastle’s NIER, reiterated the importance of Government and industry looking to alternate solutions to Australia’s looming energy crisis.


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Smart Grid Bulletin February 2019

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