HILT CRC is announced


Australia's leading companies in the heavy industrial sector will embark on a program that will enable a step-change in the rate at which they transition toward zero net-carbon emissions through the Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre (HILT CRC)

The HILT CRC has today, 30 June 2021, been awarded $39 million in cash support over 10 years from the Australian Government to unlock more than $175 million investment from its partners which are located around the country, and fund the leading collaborative venture between heavy industry, government and researchers, who will accelerate this transition.

The HILT CRC brings together many of Australia’s leading researchers in this field, drawn from the University of Adelaide, which led the bid, together with the Australian National University, CSIRO, Curtin University, University of Newcastle, Swinburne University, Queensland University of Technology and international partners Arizona State University, German Aerospace, MINTEK and the University of Canterbury.

“Heavy industry produces materials such as steel, aluminium and cement, which are vital to the national and global economy,” says the University of Adelaide’s Professor Gus Nathan, Director of the Centre for Energy Technology and the Deputy Director of the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources, who led the successful bid for the HILT CRC.

Read the complete article, "National Research Centre Signals Cleaner Future for Heavy Industry", by Crispin Savage, on the University of Adelaide Newsroom, June 30, 2021.

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