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A brighter, greener future for industry

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Source: University of Adelaide

Join one of Australia’s leading authorities on clean energy technology who will explain how heavy industry can reduce its pollutants so that global emissions targets can be met. 

Professor Gus Nathan, Director of the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Energy Technology will explain how the global appetite for low-carbon construction and manufacturing materials is set to skyrocket and how Australia is uniquely placed to satisfy demand.

Blessed with an abundance of both mineral and sustainable energy resources, Australia could easily produce enough ‘green’ products to not only revitalise its manufacturing sector, but totally transform heavy industry and the national economy.

Low-carbon iron products promise to triple the $80 billion currently earned from iron ore exports. Green alumina and cement products could bring in tens of billions of dollars in revenue for Australia. Job creation could be in the hundreds of thousands.

To help Australia capitalise on the opportunity, the University of Adelaide is leading multiple research projects to develop innovative new technologies, tailored to local conditions.  

In the opening Research Tuesdays presentation for 2021 you’ll hear all about them.

The Presenter
Professor Gus Nathan

Gus Nathan is the founding Director of The University of Adelaide’s Centre for Energy Technology. He has led the centre in developing its vision, identifying priorities and devising and implementing a strategic plan. Under his leadership the Centre has identified novel approaches with strong potential to make a breakthrough in the delivery of low-cost, clean energy technologies and has engaged with partners spanning industry, international research institutions and government agencies. 

WHAT:              Research Tuesdays: Industrial Greening 

WHO:                           Professor Gus Nathan 

WHERE:            Braggs Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide – sold out 

Register and watch the live Zoom webinar via the Research Tuesdays website https://www.adelaide.edu.au/research/events/research-tuesdays or watch the live stream via the Research Tuesdays Facebook page. 

WHEN:                         5.30–6.30 pm, Tuesday 9 February 2021 

COST:                         Free event 

FURTHER INFO:     https://www.facebook.com/researchtuesdays/

Media Contacts:

Professor Gus Nathan, Director, Centre for Energy Technology, University of Adelaide. Mobile: Mobile: +61 (0)410 477 411, Email: graham.nathan@adelaide.edu.au

Crispin Savage, Senior Media and Communications Officer, The University of Adelaide. Mobile: +61 (0)481 912 465, Email: crispin.savage@adelaide.edu.au