Researchers at the University of Newcastle will further their work to capture carbon dioxide and either store it or convert it into low-carbon fuels and chemicals, thanks to a $4M deal signed today.
The Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials (GICAN), operating under the leadership of Professor Ajayan Vinu at the University’s School of Engineering, has collaborated with Andromeda Metals Limited, Minotaur Exploration Pty Ltd, and Natural Nanotech Pty Ltd for the project.
Specifically, the project will explore the conversion of halloysite nanotubes into advanced nanomaterials that can be utilised as novel adsorbent systems and catalysts for carbon dioxide capture and conversion processes.
Representatives from Natural Nanotech, Minotaur and Andromeda met with the University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor Alex Zelinsky, Prof. Vinu and other senior leaders for the signing of the $4M funding agreement at the Advanced Technology Centre at the University’s Callaghan campus this morning.
The team at GICAN said they ‘look forward to the current and future research collaboration opportunities presented by this funding’.