Emissions avoidance through zero emissions energy
Expanding options for renewable energy
Our work looks at developing techniques to better utilise the components in a renewable electricity network. This work of the NZI builds on the University’s strength in digital science. Studies into the optimisation of renewable power systems and related storage systems will lead to lower cost and more reliable renewable electricity, as well as directing research into areas where improvements in the components of renewable power systems will provide the greatest benefit.
Heavy industry, agriculture and transport are the hard to abate sectors as electrification is not possible or not relevant for most emissions from these sectors. The solution is new zero emissions fuels such a green hydrogen. Through collaborations within and beyond Sydney University, the NZI is researching low-cost pathways to zero emissions fuels and products.
The research projects seek to develop process to remove CO2 from the atmosphere are: