Sustainable energy research powers developing world


Through collaboration with industry we can apply research knowledge to real world problems with great impact. A breakthrough in sustainable energy technology at UON could help solve the global challenge of rural electrification in developing countries.

The project is aimed at solving a missing link in the gasification of biomass - using agricultural waste and by-product to generate heat and electricity. This technology could have implications for almost two billion people globally who do not have access to modern fuels such as oil and gas.

The $1.1m project, led by Dr Kalpit Shah and Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, both based at UON’s

NIER, is funded by Industry partner VTara Energy Group Pty Ltd and will involve establishing a demonstration site of the technology in India.