Our panel were excited and optimistic about the opportunities for Western Australia and Australia during the online webinar on Manufacturing cathode active materials in WA – growing expertise, employment and investment in Australia’s battery sector. Listen to the presentation and panel discussion from the online public webinar on Tuesday, 1st September here
Hear from Professor Peter Talbot, Professorial Fellow at QUT and FBICRC Program Leader, as he shares the results of the recent FBICRC scene setting report on the economic feasibility and supply chain requirements for lithium battery precursor manufacture in WA at industrial scale.
Peter was joined for a panel discussion by WA Chief Scientist Professor Peter Klinken, and BHP Nickel West’s Head of Business Development and Technical Projects, Gary Frampton on what it will take to move Australia from miner to manufacturer, translating opportunity into capability and capacity. Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) Board Chair Miriam Stanborough facilitate the panel discussion and fielded questions from what it will take to make WA competitive, to what skills will be required for an emerging battery industry.
“WA and Australia has this unique opportunity right now.”
WA Chief Scientist Professor Peter Klinken
Pictured from left: Nicole Rooke, CEO, MRIWA, Gary Frampton, BHP Nickel West, Miriam Stanborough, MRIWA Board Chair, Professor Peter Klinken, WA Chief Scientist and Stedman Ellis, CEO, FBICRC