Curtin University named as WA’s GreenTech Hub operator

The hub will help build state-wide capability and capacity in green technologies and services.
The hub will help build state-wide capability and capacity in green technologies and services.

Curtin University has been named as operator of WA’s new GreenTech Hub.

The hub will help build state-wide capability and capacity in green technologies and services. It will also stimulate growth in skills and knowledge, plus support the creation of jobs and developing new industries.

The hub will be operated by Curtin University and is funded as part of the agreement between State Government and Chevron as operator of the Gorgon joint venture, a consortium including the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Osaka Gas, MidOcean and JERA.

WA Innovation, Digital Economy and Science Minister Stephen Dawson congratulated Curtin on the appointment.

“To be operated by Curtin University, this new stand-alone GreenTech Hub will play a key role in fostering collaboration, partnerships to drive decarbonisation in WA,” he said.

“WA is fast becoming a lower carbon energy superpower and the new hub will drive innovation and the creation of new technology to reach our target of net zero by 2050.

“The hub will focus on adding economic value through supporting and accelerating the research, development and commercialisation of green technologies and services in WA.”

The hub forms part of a four year, $40m lower carbon grants (LCG) program and GreenTech Hub funding agreement between the WA Government and the Chevron-operated Gorgon project.

The $33.6m LCG program provides funding for large research and innovation activities across industries to test, demonstrate and deploy technologies that support lower carbon projects.

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