Energy Waste Research Project

Solving the Energy Waste Roadblock

AnGreen energy nual global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) have increased by approximately 80% since 1970, largely due to our increasing and unabated dependence on fossil fuels for energy generation. As atmospheric concentrations of this ubiquitous greenhouse gas have grown, so too has international concern of the effects of CO2 in the atmosphere, making this issue one of the most critical environmental concerns of our age.

The Solving the Energy Waste Roadblock project aims to address one of the most pressing challenges presented by this issue, namely the development of new materials and processes for the capture and utilisation of carbon dioxide. Consisting of a multidisciplinary research team drawn from seven institutions; The Universities of Sydney, Melbourne, New South Wales and Adelaide, Monash University, CSIRO and ANSTO, research will focus on one of the most promising class of materials, Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs). MOFs are highly stable and readily modifiable with a three-dimensional micro-porous structure, making them ideal candidates for gas storage, separation and catalysis. In line with international research attention on MOFs, the project has a clear focus on the use of these materials in industrial applications.

For further information please contact:

Dr Peter Southon, Project Manager,

Related links