A new Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Future Energy Storage Technologies (StorEnergy) at Deakin University was launched on Friday.
The ARC is supporting the centre through $4.4 million in funding over five years. 15 participating organisations will also contribute $6.7 million in cash and in-kind support.
“This centre will put Australia at the forefront of innovative research in energy technologies, leading to the development of new products and innovations that drive job growth, business opportunities and productivity gains,” said Dan Tehan, the federal education minister, in a statement.
The Deakin-administered centre’s focus is “advanced energy materials, batteries and battery-control systems for industry.” Research will include in new energy storage approaches, including lithium metal and sodium-ion batteries.
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