Category: CET

Solar thermal energy for lowering emissions in alumina production

Our researchers have found that introducing concentrating solar thermal (CST) technologies to the Bayer alumina process could enable a 29-45% solar share.  This would displace the need for natural gas and decrease operating fuel costs.  Read more  

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Re-imagining SA’s energy future through a US and international lens

The 2017 Luxton Memorial Lecture Thursday 22 June 2017, 5.30 for a 6pm start The Braggs Lecture Theatre Dr David Mooney, Director of the Strategic Energy Analysis Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratories, Colorado, USA. A recording is now available on YouTube. New ideas and innovative technologies are critical to energy system transformation. The lecture will […]

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Uni of Adelaide is founding partner of Climate-KIC Australia

The University of Adelaide has today been announced as a founding partner of a national initiative aimed at better positioning entrepreneurs, developers and low carbon technology start-ups to bring their climate solutions to market. Known as the Australian Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community (Climate-KIC Australia), the University of Adelaide has committed to becoming one of […]

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Firm Supply Forum – rethinking South Australia’s energy mix

7 December 2016 Premier Jay Weatherill opened the ARENA Firm Supply Forum at the University of Adelaide on 7 December 2016, initiating robust and wide-ranging discussion on South Australia’s energy supply and energy security. The meeting highlighted the important future roles of solar thermal and energy storage technologies. The event followed the severe storm event […]

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German ideas and efficiency meets Australian innovation

30 November 2016 Top German researchers and industry leaders mingled with Australian students and researchers as part of an “Energy Efficiency in Cities” seminar series recently held in Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane. Energy consumption in buildings accounts for over 40 per cent of all energy consumed in Europe, mainly for heating and hot water generation. […]

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CET awarded $645,000 from ARC for biofuels project

7 July 2015 The CET team has been awarded $645,000 to enable commercial scale production of biocrude from microalgae or biosolids at the Muradel production plant in Whyalla, South Australia. The project will advance knowledge about and develop new engineering design tools for a novel hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) reactor. The aim is to scale-up HTL […]

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