Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023
    Australia Joins International Effort to Address Clean Energy Challenges

    Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has partnered with five other research institutions from the US, Canada, and the UK to tackle the challenges in clean energy production and storage. This collaboration is part of the National Science Foundation Global Centres in Climate Change and Clean Energy program.

    CSIRO is proud to be part of this joint effort to solve the global challenge of transitioning to a cleaner and more sustainable energy future. The organization believes that by combining the expertise of various research organizations, they can accelerate the development of renewable energy solutions.

    Under this multinational collaboration, two research projects have been identified, both of which are being led by Australian innovations. The Electric Power Innovation for a Carbon-free Society (EPICS) Centre aims to develop computing, economic strategies, and engineering solutions to enable a completely renewable energy power grid. The Global Hydrogen Production Technologies (HyPT) Centre, on the other hand, will focus on exploring innovative technologies for hydrogen production, including renewable energy-integrated water electrolysis, methane pyrolysis with valuable solid carbon co-products, and solar-driven water splitting.

    Professor Pierluigi Mancarella, the Chair of Electrical Power Systems at the University of Melbourne and the Principal Investigator of the Australian EPICS Centre, expressed excitement about the opportunity to collaborate with major international institutes. This global partnership will allow researchers to address pressing scientific challenges related to power electronic interfaces and identify reliable and resilient investment paths in the face of long-term planning uncertainty.

    By joining forces with international research institutions, Australia aims to make significant contributions towards achieving clean energy goals and creating a sustainable future.


    – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
    – National Science Foundation Global Centres in Climate Change and Clean Energy program