National battery strategy consultation begins

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The Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) welcomes today’s announcement by the Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic that consultation for the National Battery Strategy is officially underway.

“We know there is huge demand for energy storage to support the widespread uptake of solar generation by households, business and industry. That’s why it is important that we harness the opportunity to become a key player in battery manufacturing and export on the world stage,” Minister Husic said.

The consultation process will explore elements of the Government’s Australian made Battery Plan including a battery manufacturing precinct, new apprenticeships and establishing a Powering Australia Industry Growth Centre.

Chief Executive Officer Shannon O’Rourke said his organisation is committed to delivering evidence-based policy advice to Government and the National Battery Strategy was a key recommendation.

“We applaud the Albanese Government for the leadership they have shown in backing in Australia’s battery manufacturing capabilities. The progress on the National Battery Strategy to date is a powerful endorsement of Australian know-how and innovation and will allow us to have a global impact on this critical clean-tech industry.

The battery industry is moving at pace, the opportunity is proving to be even bigger than we expected and the FBICRC looks forward to continuing this nation building work with the Minister and his team,” said Shannon.

You can read the Minister’s full statement here.

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