ANSTO Innovation Series: The Future of Battery Power

October 18, 2021

Gain insights from a neutron instrument scientist from ANSTO, a mission lead in critical energy metals from CSIRO, and the executive manager of Cobalt Blue.

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The ANSTO Innovation Series

The ANSTO Innovation Series is a new virtual meet-up that focuses on the key capacities of ANSTO’s people, partners and facilities and how they are meeting global challenges in sustainable industries, medicine, advanced manufacturing and in accelerating small business.

Delivered as a quarterly webinar, the ANSTO Innovation Series features an expert panel exploring the latest science, industry and start-up opportunities, including innovations in energy storage, nuclear medicine and health, engineering new materials and accelerating deep tech business.

The ANSTO Innovation Series is produced in partnership with STEM-specialist publishers, Refraction Media, publishers of Science Meets Business, and hosted by leading science journalist, Lee Constable.

The Future of Battery Power: 12pm (AEDT) Wed 20 Oct 2021 / via Zoom

To kick off the series, we are deep-diving into the future of battery power.

Three reasons you need to attend this webinar!

  1. It’ll give you a deeper understanding of how sustainable energy is central to a green economy.
  2. You’ll gain insights from a neutron instrument scientist from ANSTO, a mission lead in critical energy metals from CSIRO, and the executive manager of Cobalt Blue.
  3. You’ll get to explore areas such as the efficient and sustainable extraction of minerals for battery-ready products and storage, neutron-level testing to understand and improve on the function of materials central to energy storage and use, finding Australia’s competitive advantage in the growing battery industry, and the opportunity to establish recycling and re-use facilities to meet domestic needs and those of the Asia-Pacific region.
Gain insights from a neutron instrument scientist from ANSTO, a mission lead in critical energy metals from CSIRO, and the executive manager of Cobalt Blue.
  • Professor Vanessa Peterson, Research and Neutron Instrument Scientist at ANSTO, who has pioneered methods to understand and then improve the function of materials central to energy storage and use, including devices such as batteries, fuel cells, and hydrogen systems. 
  • Dr Jerad Ford, Mission Lead, Critical Energy Metals from CSIRO has spent two decades creating innovation-driven strategies and leading new science and technology ventures with two of the world’s leading research institutions.
  • Dr Andrew Tong, Executive Manager at Cobalt Blue who has worked extensively in the battery space and holds several patents for processing minerals containing base and precious metals.
  • Dr Chris Griffith, Senior Process Chemist & Principal Consultant, Minerals at ANSTO who has worked in the organisation’s minerals business unit since 2008. His work spans a number of strategic and technologically important commodities including the extraction of rare earths, lithium, zirconium, and niobium.

This webinar is FREE to attend and registration is essential. Secure your spot by clicking the button below.

About ANSTO

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is the home of Australia’s most significant national infrastructure for research. Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

ANSTO researchers work on global science and technology challenges, and operate landmark research infrastructure including one of the world’s most modern nuclear research reactors, OPAL; as well as a comprehensive suite of neutron beam instruments at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering; the Australian Synchrotron; the National Imaging Facility Research Cyclotron; and the Centre for Accelerator Science. ANSTO also hosts the nandin innovation centre, one of Australia’s few deep technology hubs facilitating industry engagement and research translation.

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