Research facilities

The Centre for Clean Energy Technologies and Practices has access to QUT’s diverse range of cutting-edge facilities to support research and enable real-world results. Our researchers have access to the Central Analytical Research Facility, with its state-of-the-art instrumentation for scientific analysis, as well as the Banyo and Mackay pilot plants, which specialise in large-scale or scaled-up research projects.

QUT has Australia’s only lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility, located at the Banyo Pilot Plant, and is a major partner in the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre. The university hosts a high-temperature superconducting motor research facility at the Banyo Pilot Plant, as part of a project being run in collaboration with Siemens and the Australian Government’s Defence Science and Technology Group.

QUT also has a concentrated photovoltaic solar array at the Queensland Government’s Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Redlands Research Facility. The ‘solar tree’ is a joint project with Japanese manufacturer Sumitomo Electric Industries and is used for a variety of energy technology research projects, including an ARENA-funded hydrogen pilot plant project.