ChemCentre partners in multi-million dollar future battery industries research hub

ChemCentre partners in multi-million dollar future battery industries research hub

16 Apr 2019

ChemCentre is excited to be part of the new Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre to be hosted at Curtin University.

The Future Battery Industry CRC, which includes almost 60 industry, academic and government partners aims to position Australia as a global leader in industry focused research into the rapidly transforming battery value chain.

ChemCentre is well placed to make a significant contribution to the Future Battery Industries CRC in Western Australia.

“Our development and application of new tool kits, such as sequential leaching tools and LEAF modelling, in environmental risk identification, mine closure planning and predicting potential long term risks of utilising waste-derived materials will fill significant knowledge gaps for industry and government operating in the WA mining sector,” explained Dr Silvia Black.

“In addition, these tests and tools will generate considerable chemistry-rich data that could be used to inform the development of new mineral processing and extraction methods for the rarer Lithium bearing ores.”

“This is of special relevance given that optimal extraction methods for lithium bearing ores are still under development,” Dr Black emphasised.

“Importantly, with Western Australia positioning to become a leading international exporter of future battery components, ChemCentre is working to make valuable contributions towards the development of a certification framework for the purity and quality of battery components.”

The Federal Government provided $25 million towards establishing the FBI CRC, with the WA Government contributing $6 million. In addition to the CRC funding, State Governments and research partners will provide backing of $28 million cash and $82million in kind.


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