SMaRT' Center's new ARC Industrial Transformation Hub for Microrecycling of Battery and Consumer Wastes

25 September 2019
SMaRT Centre's New ARC Industrial Transformation Hub for Microrecycling of Battery and Consumer Wastes
It is a great pleasure to announce that Professor Veena Sahajwalla and her team have been successful in their bid for a new ARC Industrial transformation Hub! Only four were awarded throughout Australia this round and, what’s even more impressive, the success rate for winning a second ARC Hub is usually miniscule. Congratulations to Veena and her team for such a fantastic effort! 
 
Professor Veena Sahajwalla, founding Director of UNSW’s Centre for Sustainable Materials Research & Technology (SMaRT), will lead a hub awarded $3.3 million. The hub aims to transform Australia’s waste and resource recovery industry by developing advanced manufacturing capabilities that focus on small-scale processing of materials produced from battery and consumer wastes
 
 
This project aims to transform Australia’s waste and resource recovery industry by equipping it with scientifically developed advanced manufacturing capability, focusing on small-scale processing of materials produced from battery and consumer wastes which would otherwise mostly end up in landfill. The project will deliver new knowledge in high-temperature reactions of waste and selective synthesis techniques to transform waste into valuable materials and products, including metallic alloys, oxides and carbon. Expected outcomes include industry adoption of commercially viable technology and processes where low value or complex waste is reformed into higher value materials, creating jobs and significant environmental and social benefits.
 
The following is a link to the media release: