The Centre has unique capacity to assess the sustainability of bio-based production systems, by bringing together researchers from disciplines of economics, environmental and social sustainability. Our researchers have expertise in quantitative assessments techniques, such techno-economic analysis, environmental life cycle assessment, resource analysis, material flow analysis, and social impact assessment. These can be brought together in multi-criteria decision making frameworks to help our research partners identify sustainable production pathway, and generate sustainability metrics for reporting.
We have an multi-skilled team with extensive industrial experience using sophisticated models to help clients in Australia and overseas increase energy efficiency. This has reduced costs and improved the sustainability their operations.
QUT researchers improve boiler performance through cfd modelling