The Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre is speaking at the first Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF) currently underway in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA.
The inaugural event is bringing together energy experts from 31 countries across the globe to accelerate discussions on the actions needed to support the climate and energy transition.
Australia’s expertise in the clean-tech sector is being showcased by a delegation of 20 representatives drawn from across government, industry and research and is being led by the Minister for Climate Change and Energy the Hon. Chris Bowen and the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.
In a keynote address to the American Australian Association, on the eve of the Forum, Minister Bowen reiterated the Australian Government’s ambition to be a green energy superpower spanning the value chain.
“We want Australia to be a trusted and reliable source of key materials up and down the renewable supply chain, not just of raw minerals but of manufactured compounds and of exported renewable energy itself,” said Minister Bowen.
Chief Executive Officer Shannon O’Rourke said that decarbonisation cannot be achieved without critical minerals, giving Australia both a strategic advantage and critical role to play in achieving global climate ambitions.
“The FBICRC and our participants are helping to drive clean tech innovation and bringing technologies to market that will be essential to achieving 2050 emissions targets.
With a burgeoning clean tech sector, national ambition and clear support of the Government, Australia is ideally placed to not only provide the raw materials the world is seeking, but we can add value to those resources, securing a domestic battery industry in the process,” said Shannon.
The FBICRC is accompanied by its participant Mineral Carbonation Inc, specialists in carbon sequestration technology.
Further information on the GCEAF can be found by visiting their website