Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources launched

A new institute launched by the University of Adelaide on Monday would be the “brand champion” of their sustainability research initiatives.

The new Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources is located at the North Terrace campus.

It would help scale the relevant research at the university “within sustainability, energy and resources and do so in partnership with external parties to accelerate our path to a low emissions future,” said Professor Peter Høj AC, the university’s Vice-Chancellor and President.

Among its work would be helping coordinate a University of Adelaide’s forthcoming Sustainability Research Strategy. The university is bid sponsor for the proposed Copper For Tomorrow and Scaling Green Hydrogen Cooperative Research Centres, as it was for the Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition (HiLT) CRC, which launched a year ago.

It would serve as the “key portal of research capabilities within sustainability, energy and resources” inaugural Director Professor Michael Goodsite said in a statement.

Goodsite added that sustainability was a multi-faceted goal, requiring expertise from every part of the university’s activities.

“We have to solve problems like finding enough copper for the clean-energy technology required to reach net-zero carbon emissions, without further damaging what we are trying to protect,” he gave as an example.

Picture: HILT CRC/AdobeStock

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