The Northern Territory has joined the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) and will contribute $500,000 to its research program over four years.
The NT government said in a statement on Tuesday that joining the CRC would help “better inform investors about the Territory’s capabilities and battery value chain.”
The FBI CRC has 60 members and $120 million investment, with its work extending “from mining to manufacture to recycling and re-use.”
Chief minister Michael Gunner said joining it would give the territory a seat at the table with the country’s top scientists and industrialists working in the sector.
“We have the potential to be an internationally-recognised manufacturer when it comes to battery materials, and we are hunting every opportunity,” said Gunner.
The FBICRC was awarded $25 million in federal funding in April 2019, and focusses on three streams of work: Industry development; Resources, processing and recycling; and Manufacturing, testing and deployment.
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