At the Human-centric AI Centre (HAI), we aim to advance Industry 5.0 that will see the creation of human-centric solutions using AI and automation. Teaming human intelligence with AI maximises adaptiveness and spontaneous cooperation between human and machine for applications where reliability, precision, safety and speed are paramount. The HAI Centre powers innovative research and builds Australia’s sovereign capability through its ‘3D’ approach: Deep AI, Demonstrable and Deployable. The harmonious coexistence of human and artificial intelligence creates a synergetic union that cultivates superior skills and expertise, leading to an elevated level of proficiency and mastery in the activity.
The University of Queensland (UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation) and GrapheneX committed to building the research capacity needed to develop the Green Hydrogen industry in Queensland. The partnership facilitates an open collaboration platform at UQ, bringing together key stakeholders in the hydrogen value chain and work as a team on technology innovation to advance the sustainability in the production, storage and transport of hydrogen.
GrapheneX, in collaboration with RMIT, is at the forefront of developing graphene-based supercapacitors (GSC) tailored to meet the demanding energy storage needs of high-power applications. Unlike conventional batteries, which rely on the conversion of chemical energy to electricity through faradic reactions, the GSC offers a novel approach. It promptly delivers electricity by releasing ions that are physically adsorbed in exceptionally high-quality graphene electrodes. This entirely physical process eliminates the need for waiting periods when extracting electrical power, enabling the rapid discharge of substantial energy reserves within seconds. This underscores the GSC’s ability to provide swift and robust energy bursts, making it an ideal choice for powering UAVs that demand quick responses, rapid acceleration, and agile manoeuvrability.
CARBON CAPTURE AND UTILISATION
GrapheneX, in partnership with RMIT, CSIRO, and Skai Energies, has embarked on a collaborative effort aimed at addressing Australia’s significant challenges in achieving net-zero emissions while maintaining global competitiveness. The project involves advancing a transformative CO2 recycling technology that seamlessly integrates carbon capture and electrolysis into a single, simplified process. This innovative approach enables the utilization of waste CO2 from industrial emissions or ambient air to produce renewable methanol in an economically viable manner. The primary focus of this endeavour is the design, construction, and operation of a portable pilot plant, known as the modular CO2 electrolyser prototype, which serves as a crucial tool for demonstrating this technology under industrially relevant conditions. The project’s ultimate goal is to facilitate the commercial deployment of this technology and contribute to the transformation of Australian industry into a sustainable, low-carbon future.
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Green Electrochemical Transformation of Carbon Dioxide (GETCO2) is dedicated to the efficient conversion of carbon dioxide into valuable products, including chemicals and fuels. Together, GETCO2 and GrapheneX aim to catalyse a green manufacturing and export revolution for Australia, while forging the smartest and cleanest path towards achieving Net Zero emissions. Our collective vision is to establish Australia as a global frontrunner in carbon dioxide transformation, thereby creating enduring economic, social, and environmental advantages both domestically and internationally.
The ARC Research Hub for Carbon Utilisation and Recycling, in collaboration with industry partner GrapheneX, aims to become a leading hub for academic and industrial cooperation in the transformation of carbon dioxide emissions into valuable products. Their mission is to develop green technologies for converting CO2 from energy and manufacturing sectors into marketable products. Key objectives include creating cost-effective methods for CO2 conversion, innovative direct air capture technology, energy-efficient conversion processes, pilot-scale demonstrations, emissions accounting frameworks, and workforce training in carbon-to-products technology and commercialization.