Deakin University will spearhead the largest recycling and clean energy advanced manufacturing ecosystem in Australia, thanks to $50 million in funding from the Federal Government’s inaugural Trailblazer Universities Program
REACH – the Recycling and Renewable Energy Commercialisation Hub – is Australia’s largest recycling and clean energy advanced manufacturing ecosystem.
Through REACH, Deakin is working with governments, industry and education partners to establish a multi-billion-dollar bioeconomy in Victoria. Building Australia’s sovereign capability in key manufacturing sectors can ensure that manufacturers are more internationally competitive.
REACH is leading a sustainable manufacturing revolution that capitalises on Deakin’s expertise in battery technology, carbon fibre, recycling and hydrogen. Creating an exemplar for rapid and successful translation of research into commercialisation, REACH is increasing Australia’s international competitiveness across a range of technologies.
Research-industry partnership projects aim to:
- establish an Australian supply chain for the manufacture of advanced technology batteries with greater energy density and shorter charge times
- build local capacity to store and use hydrogen across a broad technology base
- convert organic and inorganic waste into higher-value products, including a major project to recycle soft plastic in a closed-loop system.
REACH contracts are being formalised in the coming months, to enquire about becoming a partner contact Deakin Research Innovations Executive Director Ross Mahon on firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.deakin.edu.au/reach for more information.