The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Education
 

Senator the Hon Sarah Henderson
Liberal Senator for Victoria

13 December 2019

Investing in future energy storage technologies

The Morrison Government is funding research into energy storage and production which will reduce power bills and help protect the environment.

The Morrison Government is providing $4.4 million over five years to establish a new research training centre for advanced energy materials, batteries and battery-control systems for industry.

Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson today launched the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Future Energy Storage Technologies at Deakin University.

Minister for Education Dan Tehan said the research conducted at the new centre represented a significant opportunity to develop new energy storage technology for Australia.

"This centre will put Australia at the forefront of innovative research in energy technologies, leading to the development of new products and innovations that drive job growth, business opportunities and productivity gains," Mr Tehan said.

"Our Government is strategically investing in partnerships between universities, industry and government to drive the commercialisation of research."

Senator Henderson said that research outcomes from the training centre would include new energy storage options such as Lithium metal and sodium-ion batteries with far-reaching applications.

"The training centre will equip the next generation of researchers and the energy technology workforce with the skills to drive innovation, exploration and investigation," Senator Henderson said.

Deakin University will administer the ARC Training Centre for Future Energy Storage Technologies involving a further 15 participating organisations that will provide a total of $6.7 million in cash and in-kind support.

More information about this ARC Training Centre is available at https://www.storenergy.com.au/.

More information about the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres scheme is on the ARC website.

Media contact
Tehan: Byron Vale 02 6277 7350 | minister.media@education.gov.au
Henderson: Marita Punshon 03 5221 5900 | marita.punshon@aph.gov.au