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Institute for Energy and Resources – Energy and Resources Sustainability Challenges: Hunter Context
December 5, 2012 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Energy and Resources Sustainability Challenges: The Hunter Context
- Australia consumes about a third of the energy it produces and exports the rest.
- Global energy demand is expected to grow by 45% between 2006 and 2030.
With $30million in federal funding, the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) was established in 2010 with a clear agenda – to provide a new collective based model for critical research in energy and resources. As a multidisciplinary research hub, and through collaborative research artnerships with industry, NIER addresses the rapidly emerging issues of resource sustainability, the transformation of the energy system, and productivity.
As Director of the Institute, Dr Alan Broadfoot is charged with overseeing the University’s energy and resource related research programs and collaborative partnerships in areas such as smart grid technologies, carbon capture and storage technologies, energy and water reduction in mineral processing, and alternative energies such as geothermal and polymer solar cells.
Dr Broadfoot will present an overview of how NIER and its cutting-edge researchers are well positioned to deliver solutions that make a significant difference in the energy and resources sector, particularly within the Hunter context.
The event is also to be followed be the IERA Newcastle AGM and informal dinner.
IER web site: aie.org.au
Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER)
Off (70) Vale St, Shortland (former BHP Research Laboratory, shared entry with Shortland Golf Club)