Trailblazer for Recycling and Clean Energy (TRaCE) update

An update and video has been provided to help explain the Trailblazer for Recycling and Clean Energy (TRaCE) program, for which SMaRT Director Prof Veena leads the recycling stream.

The below video gives an overview and features an appearance by SMaRT's Head of MICROfactorieTM Technologies Anirban Ghose and discussion by Prof Veena.

SMaRT Director Prof Veena is the Lead of the Recycling stream of theΒ TRaCE prorgram, aΒ $280 million collaboration between the University of New South Wales, the University of Newcastle,Β industry partners and the Australian Government to support Australia’s transition to net zero by 2050.

One of the first advances under TRaCE in a new partnership between Jamestrong, a regional manufacturer of metal cans for leading Australian and international brands, and the UNSW SMaRT Centre, is the development of a ground-breaking project using SMaRT Green Aluminium technology to revolutionise aluminium manufacturing and recycling in Australia.

Another technology developed by SMaRT and being commercialised under licence by Kandui Technologies, the Green Ceramics MICROfactorieTM Technology, will also feature at the Expo.

Both of the above technologies are included in the the newly released UNSW Future Climate booklet (see pages 54 and 57).

TRaCE update:

So you've heard about TRaCE, but with a whole range of research projects, support & education programs, it can be hard to get your head around it!🀯

πŸ“Ή We've made this video to help explain ourselves, let's break it down πŸ”¨

π–π‘πšπ­: Delivered by UNSW and the University of Newcastle and supported by the Australian Government Department of Education, we're moving research out of the lab and into market.

𝐇𝐨𝐰: We co-fund recycling and clean energy R&D and provide unprecedented support and access for researchers, business, industry, startups and SMEs.

For businesses, this means you can tap in to world-class research teams, facilities, specialist equipment and support. At the same time, we're co-designing education and upskilling programs with education and industry partners to rapidly develop the workforce.

𝐖𝐑𝐲: By creating a new and lasting ecosystem of support, TRaCE will help develop and scale commercially viable products, ensure we have the critical skills to manufacture them in Australia, and reduce carbon emissions.

🀝 𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭:
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