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Curtin wins $3.6 million to develop biomass gasification project

The Australian Government, through the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), has awarded a grant of $3.6 million to build and operate a demonstration facility for an innovative biomass gasification technology that has been developed at the Fuels and Energy Technology Institute (FETI) at Curtin University. Once commercialised, the technology will convert biomass, such as agricultural Read More

Chevron selects Curtin for Energy Research Partnership

Curtin University has signed an agreement with Chevron Australia in which the energy company will invest $1 million over three years to fund a new Chair in Petroleum Geology at the University’s Department of Applied Geology. The agreement is part of Chevron’s global University Partnership Program (UPP) and aims to enhance knowledge and capability in Read More

ARC Fellowships awarded to Curtin researchers

Four Curtin University researchers have been granted Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowships to do research focused on new ways of addressing 21st Century challenges. The four fellowships, totalling more than $2.85 million, are among 10 awarded to Western Australian universities, and 209 awarded to universities Australia-wide in 2012. Professor Graeme Wright, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Read More

Curtin receives funding for emission reduction technology

Curtin University researchers will develop new technology for reducing carbon dioxide emissions after receiving $1 million of State Government funding. John Curtin Distinguished Professor Chun-Zhu Li, Director of the Fuels and Energy Technology Institute, will lead the project, which aims to replace some of the coal burned in coal-fired power stations with biomass. The technology Read More