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Energising idea catapults EV batteries team to Global Climate Launchpad

Four Deakin University researchers’ green business idea to power light vehicles with used EV batteries, potentially reducing India’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, reached the international final of Climate Launchpad 2021. Named ‘SEE Labs’ (or Smart Eco Energy Labs), the team comprised PhD students Ms Nanditha Sirigiri, Ms Sneha Malunavar, BatTRI-Hub’s Mr Mojtaba Eftekharnia and early …

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Piotrek and CSIRO to make next-gen lithium batteries for global market

A new partnership between Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and Japanese specialist chemical manufacturer, Piotrek, will see Australian-developed battery technologies commercialised globally within the next five years. The collaboration will enable the next generation of lithium battery technologies for portable electronic devices, drones and automotive vehicles, as well as address a critical safety need with …

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Sod turns on Deakin and AusNet Services’ renewable energy microgrid

Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander AO today joined AusNet Services Managing Director Nino Ficca and Mondo Executive General Manager Chad Hymas to officially turn the first sod on the $30 million Renewable Energy Microgrid set to power the University’s Waurn Ponds Campus. Deakin is partnering with AusNet Services and Mondo to develop an industrial-scale …

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Sodium batteries offer new path to clean energy future

Populations across the globe are likely to see a transition from lithium to sodium batteries in homes, the evolving smart-grid, manufacturing and many other purposes over the next 10 to 20 years, thanks to ground-breaking research being undertaken by energy experts at Deakin University. Led by BatTRI-Hub Director, Professor Maria Forsyth, the Deakin team has …

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High-performance batteries breakthrough

A project funded by the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund on new materials for large-scale, high-performance batteries has been successful in the development of novel polymer electrolytes and anode materials. Efficient energy storage is the missing link that will allow the world to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and move towards a reliable energy supply …

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Deakin University & Hydro-Québec Strengthen Ties

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Deakin University and Hydro-Québec IREC on December 9 2016 to formalise the collaboration between Hydro-Québec and Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM). The common goal is to provide a basis for licensing and technology transfer of lithium metal polymer batteries and for the development and prototyping of sodium …

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