APGA has joined with other partners and Australia’s leading universities to establish a $90 million research centre to help drive the nation into a new energy future.
The Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre announced today by Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja will undertake research to enable the gas industry to provide a competitive, zero-carbon energy alternative for energy users to complement and support intermittent renewable electricity generation.
APGA Chief Executive Officer Steve Davies said the new CRC would assist Australia’s gas and pipeline industries to continue to provide safe and reliable energy into a low-carbon future.
“The Cooperative Research Centre program has proved to be highly successful for our industry and we are very pleased to be a partner in the Future Fuels CRC,” Mr Davies said.
“There is no doubt that industry-guided research has the potential to provide innovation and the solutions we need to develop safe, zero- and low-carbon solutions to our energy needs.
“Some of our members are already developing and implementing hydrogen demonstration projects, and the Future Fuels CRC will conduct research that will enable us to further develop, prove and exploit these technologies.
“Gaseous energy is an essential contributor to energy supply, providing as much energy as electricity to Australian industry, businesses and homes. It is vital that it continues to do so – electricity can simply not meet all the needs of the Australian economy.”
Read more in the New research centre to fuel the future media release.