WE WILL DE-RISK DECARBONISATION PATHWAYS FOR HEAVY INDUSTRY TO NOT JUST SURVIVE, BUT THRIVE IN A CARBON NEUTRAL WORLD.
HILT CRC is a collaborative venture that brings together industries, researchers, and government organisations to share the responsibility for the big shift of decarbonisation. We have the scale to make a difference and seek new low-carbon technologies and methods that will overcome barriers, and help transition the steel, iron, alumina, and cement industries to decarbonise heavy industry.
As a collaborative organisation, we are responsible for ensuring that we are appropriately governed in a way that reflects our objectives, vision and mission.
While heavy industry in Australia has begun to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, these emissions are particularly hard to abate. Unlike electricity and transport, large and bespoke processing plants cannot use off-the-shelf technologies to tap into renewable energies like solar power and hydrogen fuel.
New, carbon-neutral technologies are needed to convert Australian ores to high-value, low-carbon products at globally competitive prices. And they are needed at scale. Which is why the focus of HILT CRC is to seek new low-carbon technologies that will aid the development of green steel, alumina and low-carbon lime and cement.
What is a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Grant?
Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Grants provide up to ten years of funding for industry-led, collaborative research. The goal of the program is to solve industry identified problems to improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries. The collaborations must include an industry-focused education and training program, increase R&D capacity in small-to-medium enterprises, and encourage industry uptake of research.
What are the benefits of a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)?
CRC’s link companies with researchers to tackle the big challenges. With HILT CRC, technology developers are connected with end-users and other industries along the supply chain. Strong leverage and cost-share will be achieved, for example with cross-cutting technologies.
CRC’s are driven by their members, who govern where and how money is spent, via technical and research committees under a Board. This governance structure provides agility, and HILT CRC will be able to respond to the dynamic nature of local and global challenges.