School of Chemical Engineering

A pretty good start but room for improvement: 3 experts rate Australia’s emissions technology plan

Energy Minister Angus Taylor yesterday released his government’s emissions reduction technology plan, setting out priorities for meeting Australia’s climate targets while growing the economy.

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Bending the rules with flexible batteries

Flexible electronics is an exciting field of research with almost limitless applications – and now thanks to the development of a new breed of printed batteries, we’re one step closer to unlocking their full potential.

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Researchers scrutinise renewable energy developments

A University of Queensland research team mapped the location of solar, wind and hydropower facilities in wilderness, protected areas and key biodiversity areas.

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The future of e-mobility to be supercharged at UQ

Advancing the performance, economics and uptake of electric vehicle (EV) technology globally will be the focus of UQ's first dedicated e-mobility researcher Dr Jake Whitehead.

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Wrong way, go back: a proposed new tax on electric vehicles is a bad idea

In recent years, false claims have circulated that electric vehicles are “breaking our roads” because they don’t use fuel and so their drivers don’t pay fuel excise.

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Fellowship funding charges sustainable transport

The Trevor and Judith St Baker Family Foundation donated $1.5 million to fund a visiting fellowship at The University of Queensland's Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation – a gift that will advance environmentally friendly transport options.

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Centre aims to find value in food waste

A new national program to transform food waste into valuable products is being led by a University of Queensland researcher.

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Green energy gift supercharges Brisbane’s electric vehicle industry

A $1.5 million gift from the Trevor and Judith St Baker Family Foundation will help electrify green technology research at The University of Queensland.

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Students’ SISCA success opens doors for startup

A team of University of Queensland students is a step closer to startup success with a unique composting system that can turn 100 kilograms of organic waste into 10 kilograms of fertiliser a day.

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The race to save the reef

UQ researchers are working with government and business partners to develop fertilisers that decrease environmental degradation and impact on areas such as the Great Barrier Reef.

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Renewed partnership to tackle world challenges

A $4.4 million investment from the Dow Chemical Company will power University of Queensland (UQ) research to deliver new technologies and processes to improve the sustainable production and use of chemicals, energy, transportation, and other key areas of focus for both the Company, University and societal needs.

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Screen-printed batteries for renewables on the way

Flexible screen-printed batteries may be the way forward for renewable energy thanks to a joint project between The University of Queensland and the University of New South Wales. The technology behind new ultra-thin, energy storage devices was on display today for Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Senator Arthur Sinodinos.

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Millions secured for energy industry research projects

Research into sustainable diesel production and the development of ultra-thin, flexible screen-printed batteries has attracted $3.85 million in funding from the Federal Government’s Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P).

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Dow-UQ sustainable engineering research centre opened

The University of Queensland’s Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation was officially opened at the St Lucia campus in Brisbane today (17 December 2014). The Dow Chemical Company chairman and chief executive officer Dr Andrew N. Liveris said the Dow-UQ partnership was a mutually beneficial, value-adding collaboration with a global impact.

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The Dow Chemical Company and University of Queensland sign groundbreaking $10 million strategic partnership

In a groundbreaking initiative bringing together cutting edge research expertise in energy, water and sustainability with world-class science and engineering education, The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and The University of Queensland (UQ) today unveiled a strategic partnership that will result in the establishment of the Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation.

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