Centre for Energy Technology

Clean, reliable, affordable energy. We liaise with industry partners and build research teams to develop innovative solutions for sustainable fuels, minerals processing and power.

HiTeMP-3 Forum

Preparing for an energy and carbon-constrained future, this forum brings together companies, researchers, investors and policy makers to scope further action on decarbonising the mineral processing sector.

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Companies are invited to partner in the Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre (HILT CRC) to expedite the decarbonisation of Australia’s heavy industrial processes and produce materials vital to the local and global economies at lower costs and in more sustainable ways.

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Energy technology news

Registration for HiTeMP-3 is now open

The Centre for Energy Technology at the University of Adelaide, the Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition (HILT) CRC, and Mission Innovation's Net Zero Industries (NZI) Mission invite you to the third international forum on High Temperature Minerals Processing (HiTeMP-3).

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Milestone reached for Atmospheric Boundary Layer Research Facility

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 marked an important milestone in the installation of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Research Facility (ABLRF) at the University of Adelaide Roseworthy campus – the lattice section tower with a height of 12 metres was raised with a 25 tonne Franna crane.

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2022 CET Research Day review

The CET held another very successful Research Day last Monday April 11, taking academics and industry partners for an off-campus experience at the Sanctuary Function Centre, Adelaide Zoo.

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Could wave energy converters protect Australian coastlines?

An article outlining a collaborative project (ARC linkage) between researchers and industry partners from the University of Adelaide, Swinburne University, the University of New South Wales, Victoria’s Moyne Shire Council and Western Australia’s Mid West Ports Authority on wave energy converters for controlling coastal processes has been published in pv magazine this month.



CET research update from Dr Zhiwei Sun

Dr Zhiwei Sun was invited to give a presentation, entitled ‘Laser diagnostics for solar thermal energy utilisation and heavy industry decarbonisation’ at the first International Workshop on Laser Diagnostics and its Application for Renewable Energy and Climate, held by the PTB, Germany National Metrology Institute, March 8 – 9, 2022.



CET researchers to participate in DoE Heliostat Consortium

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering and Centre for Energy Technology researchers Dr Matthew Emes and Professor Maziar Arjomandi on their invitation to participate in the US Department of Energy funded Heliostat Consortium.


International Sooting Flame Workshop

A biennial forum for researchers to develop improved predictive capability of soot in flames of practical relevance through international collaboration between experimentalists and modellers.