University of Melbourne Magazine

German collaboration

  • GE wind turbines of type being used in AGL Energy's Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF)'s 453 MW Cooper's Gap wind farm development, 250 ks NW Brisbane, with a budget of $850m. 3.2-103 Wind Turbine at Biga Res Wind Farm, Turkey

    The University of Melbourne and the Australian National University are joining forces in a bilateral research collaboration with top German institutions to build economic and technological opportunities from the global transition to clean energy.

    The Energy Transition Hub will generate collaborative and world-leading research to help the technical, economic and social transition to new energy systems and a low emissions economy.

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull acknowledged the hub’s potential at this year’s G20 meeting in Hamburg.

    The hub, which is expected to be worth more than $20 million at full funding stage, will include more than 60 Australian researchers and industry partners.