The FBICRC team continues to put together projects to be progressed by our research partners and industry within current constraints in order to grow jobs and investment on the other side of the Covid-19 crisis.
The current research project pipeline has been provided to all Participants to assist in centre planning.
These projects and proposals were developed during 2019 based on an initial Expressions of Interest (EoI) round for research partners to tackle industry defined challenges.
More than 50 EoIs were received and evaluated by the Research Program Committee and the Board’s Research Implementation Advisory Committee.
As a result, 15 proposals were selected from this round for further development. One additional proposal has since been identified and a targeted approach to seeking additional proposals is envisaged over the life of the CRC.
As at March 2020, the FBICRC Board has approved one full project proposal, and conditional investment in the first phase of four other projects. Further projects are being considered based on alignment with the CRC’s research programs, the level of industry support and the ability to shift the dial in terms of creating new battery industries in Australia.
Three scene setting projects commissioned by the CRC in 2019 with support from prepayments from some participants, will be launched shortly:
- Governance of global battery value chains (Perth US Asia Study Centre/UWA)
- Feasibility of WA cathode precursor and cathode active material industry (Queensland University of Technology/Hatch)
- State of Play of Australian battery industries (CSIRO)
If you would like to find out more about individual projects in development, or in participating in the CRC, please register interest with CRC Project Coordinator Stacy Osenbaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A summary of projects can be found here.