Update and Outlook: Participants Summit

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On 11 March, the Future Battery Industries CRC held a very successful participant summit attended by over 100 people representing 60 organisations.

It was at the beginning of a busy and successful week for the CRC with the full FBICRC Board meeting for the first time on 12 March and the official launch of the Centre by the Federal Minister for Industry, Science & Technology the Hon Karen Andrews on 13 March.

Participants gained an overview of our progress and achievements to date, the current projects under development, and were inspired to contribute to our future directions and vision as a CRC with addresses by Curtin Deputy Vice Chancellor Research Chris Moran, Minister Johnston, FBICRC Chairman Tim Shanahan and Board advisor Christina Lampe-Onnerud.

Feedback and outcomes from the day will help inform our directions and activities.

The power point presentations provided for some sessions are here:

Session 1

Vision and mission, Tim Shanahan, Chairman, FBICRC
Establishment phase update, Stedman Ellis, CEO, FBICRC
Research program management, Jacques Eksteen, COO, FBICRC

Session 2

National battery testing centre, Prof. Peter Talbot QUT/FBICRC
Process legacy, Prof. Evan Jamieson, Curtin University
Innovative nickel and cobalt extraction, Greg O’Connor, Curtin University
Enhancing lithium recovery, Assoc, Prof. Aleks Nikoloski, Murdoch University
Cathode precursor pilot plant, Joshua Watts QUT and Erin Ireland, Curtin University
Super Anode Prof. Amanda Ellis, University of Melbourne
Advanced Li-ion Cell Manufacturing, Dr Jose Alarco, QUT
Future vocational workforce skill requirements, Nhi Do, South Metro TAFE

Session 3

Mapping Australia’s battery industries, Dr Chris Vernon, Research Director, CSIRO

In addition, sessions were recorded and links are available, including the remarks by Chris Moran, Hon Bill Johnston MLA and presentation by Christina Lampe-Onnerud.

Please contact Kelsee on kelsee.sewell@fbicrc.com.au for access.

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