Andrew and Nicola Forrest today announced the first recipients of the prestigious Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships – with the five recipients flying in from around the world to accept their scholarship.
UWA PhD student, Alexander Christ, is working with The West Australian Geothermal Centre of Excellence (WAGCoE) and the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination (NCED) to design a new desalination system.
Researchers from The University of Western Australia will benefit from $47.3 million in Federal Government funding for the development of solar and geothermal technologies to support Australia's bid to host the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope.
A new research centre dedicated to developing technologies designed to help establish sustainable, low-emission, geothermal cities, was launched in Perth today by the Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum, the Hon Norman Moore.
The Western Australian Geothermal Centre of Excellence (WAGCOE) is a joint venture between The University of Western Australia and CSIRO, in conjunction with Curtin University of Technology, and supported by the WA State Government.
It’s been a fantastic few months since the WA Geothermal Centre of Excellence partners came together to push the button on start-up. We’ve been planning the Centre’s projects, strategy and focus for some time now and I’m happy to report that we’ve been making some real progress towards our goals.
A 2009 report suggested that more than 17,000 jobs could be created in the geothermal energy industry by 2050.
The geothermal industry, which involves extracting heat stored in the earth to generate power, is growing in Australia with almost 400 tenements for projects and around $1.5 billion in projects under way.