New green manufacturing hub launch
The ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for green manufacturing officially launched at the SMaRT Centre at UNSW Australia today.
Representatives of industry, government and science have helped officially launch the $8.8 million Australian Research Council Green Manufacturing Hub, led by UNSW Scientia Professor Veena Sahajwalla.
The collaboration between industry partners and researchers at UNSW, the University of Sydney, the University of Wollongong and Monash University is focused on developing new processes to direct waste into industrial production and create valuable commodities.
The hub will undertake world-leading research into transformational technologies that can convert complex automotive waste into metal alloys, integrate agricultural waste into ferrous processing and use waste plastic to make green ceramics.
As an Australian Laureate Fellow, Professor Sahajwalla and her team are also working to deliver cost effective solutions for e-waste, the world’s fastest growing waste stream. The hub’s industry partners include Arrium, Brickworks Building Products, Jaylon Industries and TES-AMM Australia.