The Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices was established by QUT to drive the development of sustainable, low-emissions, high-efficiency systems for energy generation, distribution and use within Australia and globally. Focusing on a whole-of-lifecycle approach, the centre will collaborate with national and international partners to create innovative clean energy solutions for consumers at scales from households to networks.
The centre draws on QUT’s extensive research expertise and cutting-edge technical capacity. Spanning discipline boundaries to achieve high-impact research outcomes, the centre brings together researchers from across the university to drive integrated solutions addressing the technical, social and practical dimensions of a cleaner energy future.
What we do
QUT is at the forefront of renewable energy research, taking important breakthroughs from the lab to the factory in solar, hydrogen, batteries, biofuels and energy efficiency. We are working to integrate these technologies into the renewable energy industry as a way of assisting the country to develop its renewable energy capacity.
Our research strengths
QUT’s strengths in renewable energy research mean the centre is uniquely placed to make a significant contribution to a clean, secure and affordable energy future. The university is building Australia’s only hybrid pilot plant, funded by a $7.5 million Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) project, to produce hydrogen from treated, non-potable water using different solar power sources, electrolysers and storage methods in a hybrid micro-grid integrated system. QUT has also taken part in the first production and export of ‘green hydrogen’ from Australia to Japan.
QUT has extensive experience in effective asset management, demand side management, network modelling and value chain evolution along with strong technology expertise in electrochemistry. The centre will harness this experience and capability to transform Australia’s major industry sectors through the demonstration and implementation of clean energy practices.