Australia’s Battery Industry $25 Million In Funding For Curtin University Consortium

Perth will host a $135 million scientific push to grow Australia’s battery industry after the Federal Government kicks in $25 million today.

Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews will today announce the Government’s support for a Curtin University-led consortium of almost 60 industry, government and research organisations behind the Future Battery Industries Co-operative Research Centre.

Ms Andrews said the Government had prioritised lithium, cobalt, titanium and other critical resources in its recent round of grants to CRCs.

“Batteries and battery development play a vital role in our society and present excellent export opportunities,” she said.