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CET has developed a wide range of low carbon technologies to help industry transition to a clean energy future. We’re developing technology to achieve four main goals: sustainable secure power, sustainable affordable fuels, sustainable minerals processing, and sustainable networks and grids.

We work closely with industry to make sure that all of our technologies are economically viable as well as technically sound – techno-economic assessments are conducted on all of our technologies through the development process.

Heliostat Wind Loads Work to expand upon existing knowledge of Heliostat Wind Loads for Concentrating Solar Power.

Solar mirrors

Hybrid Solar Technologies Hybrid Solar Technologies, including Hybrid Solar Thermal Chemical Looping Combustion, the Hybrid Solar Dual Bed and the Hybrid Solar Receiver Combustor.

Solar towers

MILD Combustion Reducing greenhouse emissions is a high priority for industry and CET is responding by investigating alternate fuels and combustion technologies.


Solar Expanding-Vortex Particle Receiver-Reactor (SEVR) CET has patented a novel concept of a solar vortex receiver-reactor for concentrated solar thermal application.

Closeup of wave pattern

Solar-Aided Power Generation CET is working to integrate solar thermal energy into coal-fired power plants to increase their efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Solar trough

Biomass to Fuel Technologies Biomass to fuel technologies, such as Torrefaction and Solar Gasification.

Biomass fuel

Hydrothermal Liquefaction Biocrude Oil Production from Biosolids from Wastewater Treatment and Waste Biomass..

Muradel micro algae facility

Solar Photocatalysis A breakthrough technique, developed at CET, combines two ideal virtues – carbon neutral solar energy harvesting and storage as well as reduction of atmospheric CO2.

TiO2 Au Reactant

Solar Thermal for Mineral Processing Sustainable Minerals Processing,using solar thermal technology, including the $15M ARENA Solar Thermal for Alumina Project.


Energy Storage solutions Energy storage solutions, including those being developed under the $5.3 Million ARENA Australian Energy Storage Knowledge Bank Project

Industrial batteries

Power Systems Dynamics Group The University’s Power System Dynamics Group (PSDG) consults to the power industry in modelling plant and control systems, analysis of the transmission network, system design, and integration of renewables into the network.

Power lines
Centre for Energy Technology

The University of Adelaide
SA 5005


T: +61 8 8313 2559