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UNSW and Providence Asset Group (PAG) have announced a new ten-year joint research and collaboration initiative. This joint venture will invest in the development of sustainable technologies to meet the ever-increasing demand for clean energy.
The centerpiece of the collaboration is a New Energy Industry Research Centre (NEIRC). This world class research centre will be based at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) alongside the UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute. The new centre (NEIRC) aims to transform the renewable energy industry by developing innovative energy solutions in more efficient and cost effective ways. It will promote the transition of traditional energy to environmentally clean energy in light of urgent national and global priorities to secure low-cost energy supply and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Taking full advantage of the talents, technologies and resources of our partners, we aim to build a multi-disciplinary, world-class research industry based on energy policy and renewable energy technology. As well as this we will assemble an internationally competitive, high level, practical and technical training base.
We will undergo in-depth & extensive research and development in the following key areas:
Improved Battery Storage Technologies
High energy and safer tools ranging from batteries to high energy density supercapacitors for transport and defence applications.
Novel and Improved fuel cell and hydrogen storage technologies
Efficient and low-cost proton exchange membrane fuel cells to convert hydrogen or chemicals directly into electrical energy.
Commercial methods to convert surplus electricity into usable gas
Electrolysing water to create hydrogen, using non-platinum materials, at low cost and high efficiency, converting waste CO2 into syngas.
Virtual energy storage
Designing a new cost-effective and reliable virtual energy storage system.
Monitoring, controlled integrating and optimising of energy storage
Advanced battery monitoring and charge/discharge algorithms, an progressive system that promotes improved processes and applications.