The University of Newcastle is among the beneficiaries of a $15 million state government investment to establish a decarbonisation innovation hub to help fast-track research, development and commercialisation of low emissions technologies.
The university's Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) will co-host the Hub with the University of NSW.
The project is funded by a grant from the NSW Environmental Trust, with significant industry and university partner co-contributions.
It will drive industry transformation and development through its extensive networks, training, and capacity building.
"This exciting partnership will bring together some of the best researchers in NSW, with industry and government, to reduce greenhouse emissions with a focus on renewable energy, clean energy storage solutions, electrification, green fuels including hydrogen, and chemicals," University of Newcastle vice chancellor Alex Zelinsky said.