Researchers from Queensland University of Technology Will Lead Key Research Projects to Expand Australia’s Battery Industry

The new Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre focusses on a research partnership supporting efforts to secure Australia an expanded place in the rapidly transforming global battery value chain. The research partnership of 58 industry, academic and government partners has the aim to expand battery minerals and chemicals production, develop opportunities for specialist battery manufacture, support battery deployment and optimise the circular economy for the use and re-use of battery systems, delivering an estimated $2.5 billion benefit to the Australian economy over the next 15 years.  

Professor Peter Talbot of the QUT Institute for Future Environments will lead the project's research program on battery materials and storage system development. The QUT Power Engineering Group will contribute to the grid and the connection of remote communities and industries in the field of battery development. Professor Peter Talbot said Australia had the resources and skills to produce the “whole picture” of battery technology.

 “Given Australia’s abundant resources of battery minerals and world-class resources sector, the potential to promote the nation’s premium-quality, ethically sourced and safe battery minerals and metals through forensic-accredited and traceable sources will also be investigated, paving the way for Australia to position itself as a global leader in the international battery value chain.”, said Tim Shanahan, future chairman of Battery Industries CRC.


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