QUT is at the forefront of renewable energy research, taking important breakthroughs from the lab to the factory in solar, hydrogen, batteries, biofuels and energy efficiency.
We are working to integrate these technologies into the renewable energy industry as a way of assisting the country to develop its renewable energy capacity.
Australia's first lithium-ion battery
QUT is powering innovation after establishing Australia's first manufacturing facility for commercial-grade lithium-ion batteries.Kick-starting Australia's battery industry
Charging ahead on battery storage
Our researchers will lead key projects in battery materials and storage system development through the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).Transforming how energy is stored
We have taken part in the first production and export of “green hydrogen” derived from water from Australia to Japan, in a major step towards the development of a new sustainable fuel export market.Discover the landmark trial
Developing cheaper solar technology
Our researchers have developed a new material that has the potential to change the renewable power industry by delivering highly efficient, stable and considerably cheaper solar technology.Cutting-edge solar
Transforming sugarcane into biofuel
QUT researchers and Mercurius Australia have commenced work on a pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into jet and diesel fuel.Finding new alternatives to fossil fuels
Chemical storage of renewable energy
Our chemistry researchers have discovered cheaper and more efficient materials for producing hydrogen for the storage of renewable energy.Developing a hydrogen export industry
QUT leads hydrogen pilot plant
We are leading a $7.5 million research project to establish a pilot plant producing hydrogen from renewable energy.The future of clean energy
Biofuels to bioproducts
Our researchers have found increased use of E10 petrol in Australia could create 8600 jobs, attract $1.56 billion in investment and generate $1.1 billion in revenue each year in regional areas.Profitable opportunities for Australia
Biorefining for the future
We are pioneering technology in biorefining, with Australia's leading capability in industrial biotechnology and bioprocessing research.
Energy efficiency for engineers
Education and resources helping engineers make a substantial contribution to a clean and energy-efficient future.
Biofuel engine research facility
QUT is home to Australia's largest biofuel production testing facility, specialising in engine performance and biofuels emissions testing.
We are investigating how new, advanced materials like silicon, sensors and polymers can solve a wide range of problems for society and industry sectors.
We are advancing new technologies, new systems and exploring more efficient use of energy.