Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources
News • 21 Jan 2021
Recognised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as a world-leader in microplastics research, University of Newcastle’s Dr Thava Palanisami has been invited to speak at the Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues and showcase University of Newcastle-based research on the world-stage.
News • 4 Sep 2020
In a remarkable first, a system that combines solar energy with water harvested from air has been used to manufacture low cost green hydrogen – a zero-emissions fuel.
News • 3 Sep 2020
Scientists have used tiny structures found in clay as a ‘template’ to create a remarkable new material capable of capturing carbon dioxide emissions or decontaminating water.
Featured story • 11 Jul 2020
A futuristic demonstration of emerging renewable energy material – printed solar cells, is being trialled in a public setting for the first time as it nears commercial readiness.
News • 10 Jun 2020
Through its Pacific Node, the University of Newcastle, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) conducted a coastal clean-up of the Moata’a mangrove environment, in Samoa on Monday, 8 June 2020, to celebrate UN World Oceans Day under the banner “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean.”
News • 20 Feb 2020
An exciting new program administered by the Entrepreneurs’ Programme and Austmine, and hosted by the NSW Energy and Resources Knowledge Hub is helping demystify the process of industry-research collaborations, and helping businesses to be collaboration ready.
News • 31 Jan 2020
Two University of Newcastle researchers, and a research team have been awarded more than $1.7 million from the Australian Research Council (ARC) for projects that support advancements in sustainable energy, health, agriculture and mineral processing.
News • 11 Dec 2019
In what could be a game-changer for solving the world’s water shortage problem, an atmospheric water generator (AWG) developed at the University of Newcastle is one step closer to commercialisation.
News • 22 Nov 2019
If I told you Australia’s biggest-earning innovation for the past quarter century came from Newcastle, would you believe me? Indeed, it has outstripped earnings from other icons like WiFi and the Black Box, but is little known for its economic contribution to the country.
News • 3 Oct 2019
The University of Newcastle has established itself as leader in PFAS remediation research, receiving more than $1.4 million in Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for two of the four national research projects selected in Round Two of the PFAS Remediation Research Program.
News • 1 Oct 2019
A new $35 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence based at the University of Newcastle will make mineral processing more environmentally sustainable and do much to secure the future availability of the metals we depend on for modern living.
News • 26 Sep 2019
An initiative has launched aimed at providing ways Australia can successfully integrate new energy technologies into the power grid.