Our research

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.

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.

Advanced materials

We are investigating how new, advanced materials like silicon, sensors and polymers can solve a wide range of problems for society and industry sectors.

Power engineering

We are advancing new technologies, new systems and exploring more efficient use of energy.

Our researchers

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Find out more about how research from QUT's Institute for Future Environments is making our world more sustainable, secure and resilient.