New research hub to transform waste for a 'greener' manufacturing future

18 November 2015

The first ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for UNSW will see industry partners Arrium, Brickworks, TES-AMM Australia and Jaylon leading a greener manufacturing future.

New research hub to transform waste for a ‘greener’ manufacturing future A new Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Hub with a focus on creating high-value sustainable products from manufacturing waste products has officially launched at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) today.

The ARC Research Hub for Transforming Waste Directly in Cost-effective Green Manufacturing has received more than $2.1 million over four years in ARC funding through the ARC’s Industrial Transformation Research Programme. ARC Chief Executive Office, Professor Aidan Byrne said the new hub provided an opportunity for different manufacturing industries to come together with a common goal—to create value from mixed plastic and glass waste.

“This hub in particular will investigate the transforming behaviour of waste materials under high temperature conditions,” said Professor Byrne.

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