Infrastructure Capabilities

QUT has a number of world class infrastructure capabilities across several research groups that contribute to a range of research areas, these facilities include;

Institute for Future Environments

The IFE use state-of-the-art facilities for modelling complex systems, monitoring the environment, testing pilot equipment and processes, and analysing the properties of solids, liquids and gases.

Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy

The QUT Centre for Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy (CAB) delivers international research and consulting solutions in biotechnology and biomass processing. Specialising in tropical agriculture and the high-value biocommodities sector, and support agricultural advancement in developing countries.

Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant

Researchers use the plant to conduct commercial research in industrial biotechnology, sugarcane processing and biomass conversion for high value product development. The MRBPP aim is to increase uptake of renewable bioproduct technologies in Australia by developing innovative, commercially viable products at the Mackay Pilot Plant.

Banyo Pilot Plant

The Banyo Pilot Plant is a general-purpose facility for large-scale or scaled-up research in traditional engineering (e.g. structural, mechanical or electrical), scientific applications, and testing and validation.