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.
Central Analytical Research Facility
The Central Analytical Research Facility provides specialist equipment and expert scientists to help you carry out analytical research.Learn more
Biorefining Research Facility
The Biorefining Research Facility develops innovative products and processes to build a sustainable and profitable biorefining industry in Australia.Learn more
Research Engineering Facility
The Research Engineering Facility provides cutting-edge research engineering and technology services including drones, aviation, robotics and autonomous systems.Learn more
Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant
The Mackay Renewable Biocommodities Pilot Plant enables research and development in industrial biotechnology and biomass processing, technologies and practices.Learn more
Banyo Pilot Plant
The Banyo Pilot Plant enables scaled-up research in traditional engineering, industrial biotechnology and scientific applications, testing and validation.Learn more