The Science Behind Net Zero: New issue of Australian University Science – out now.

As the world aims to move towards Net Zero emissions, university science is at the forefront of research and innovation.

The science behind net zero

Australia’s universities are spearheading the scientific innovations critical to achieving national targets in renewable energy, storage, and reduction of emissions.

5 ways Australian university science drives the energy transformation

Research and innovation across diverse disciplines are accelerating our journey to cleaner, more sustainable energy.

Universities lead the way in building energy-efficient infrastructure for a net zero future

Across the nation, universities are at the forefront of designing and implementing low energy buildings.

Universities pioneer innovative chemistry for energy storage in Australia’s Net Zero quest

While renewable energy is vital to realising net zero, storage is key to securing constant supply. For many, batteries are synonymous with energy storage.

Australia targets net zero emissions with next-generation renewable energy technology

Australia plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and our universities are spearheading the scientific innovations to achieve it.

University science underpins our journey to net zero

Achieving net zero is a grand challenge that relies on universities’ science innovation, deep history and escalating the journey forward.

Green hydrogen project takes Curtinnovation Awards’ biggest prize

A new and cost-effective way to extract green hydrogen from untreated water has won the highest prize at this year’s Curtinnovation Awards.

Construction begins on world-first natural gas research facility

Building work has begun on a landmark natural gas research facility which could significantly shape future offshore projects around the world.

Project aims to produce cheap, highly efficient, environmentally friendly solar cells

Researchers from QUT have partnered with solar cell manufacturers in a project that aims to commercialise ultra-low cost, flexible perovskite solar cells.

Australia’s leading engineers and technologists call for net zero by 2035

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) has today called on the Federal Government to commit to an ambitious target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2035.

Project aims to produce cheap, highly efficient, environmentally friendly solar cells

Researchers from QUT have partnered with solar cell manufacturers in a project that aims to commercialise ultra-low cost, flexible perovskite solar cells.

ARC research hub to pave the way towards zero-emission power generation technologies

QUT has received $5 million from the Australian Research Council to fund the ARC Research Hub in Zero-emission Power Generation for Carbon Neutrality.

Aussie start-up microFleet lands $500K iMOVE CRC backing to take on global $300bn e-micromobility market

iMOVE CRC funds $1M for SAGE’s ‘See Me’ app for vision impaired and microFleet’s OneDock LEV charging station to crack global markets

Proton battery promises cheap energy storage that’s kinder to nature

Engineers in Melbourne are vying for pole position in the global race to make a cheap rechargeable battery for storing solar energy that does not rely on scarce natural resources.

Repair, reuse and recycle: dealing with solar panels at the end of their useful life

UNSW Sydney solar experts says we need bespoke technology designed to recycle important elements inside solar panels.

Four areas where fundamental research brings benefits to society and the economy.

Fundamental university science research has drawn inspiration from the Great Barrier Reef’s carbon storage capacity, the plant world’s ultra-efficient storage and transport structure, the reinvention solid state physics to develop new materials for electronic efficiency and advanced agricultural to nourish future outposts in space.

H2X Global Selected for the AWS Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0

The AWS Clean Energy Accelerator program is focused on fostering innovation and rapid growth of clean energy technology.

Big battery powering large-scale energy storage solutions

Researchers at the QUT-operated National Battery Testing Centre (NBTC) have commissioned the biggest large-scale iron flow battery – and the first of its kind – outside of the United States.

Dirt-cheap solar evaporation could provide soil pollution solution

A team led by University of South Australia researchers has pioneered a new soil remediation technique that is significantly faster, simpler, safer, and more cost-effective than currently available methods.

IMARC 2022 tackles the mining sector’s gender divide

Five Australian experts will address the gender gap at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Sydney in November.

Building a robust future for Australia with the critical minerals in our own backyard

Australia could play a key role in stabilising the global markets and supply chain for in-demand critical minerals

Deakin University research breakthrough paves new way in next-generation batteries

A breakthrough could help address a major obstacle in the development of environmentally friendly, cost effective, polymer-based batteries.

Latest issue of Australian University Science explores the rise of critical minerals

In the latest issue we explore how uncovering, processing and extracting critical minerals relies on continuous and evolving research and people trained in science.