The Federal government has announced $7.5 million in funding for two new research hubs that will focus on different aspects of advancing Australia’s energy storage sector.
Deakin University will receive $4.4 million to set up an Australian Research Council Training Centre for Future Energy Storage Technologies – which will ensure the next generation of energy storage researchers and workers have the required skills and aims to create new knowledge and intellectual property in advanced energy materials, batteries and related control systems.
Another $3.1 million in funding is also being provided for a new research hub at the University of New South Wales. The ARC Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions will be developing new technologies including printed batteries, structural supercapacitors, novel fuel cells and power-to-gas systems, with view to integration of these technologies within existing energy networks.
The funding was announced yesterday by Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg, as part of the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) latest round of National Competitive Grants Program funding.
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