(AUSTRALIA)

A project in Australia pioneering the development of printed battery technology could help accelerate the shift to renewable energy.

The University of Queensland (UQ) and the University of New South Wales have joined forces on an initiative to advance an ultra-thin energy storage system – developed by Printed Energy.

UQ Dow Centre for Sustainable Engineering and Innovation Director, Professor Chris Greig said: “This technology represents not just an opportunity for us to be involved in cutting-edge science and innovation, but presents a real opportunity for the next generation of Australian manufacturing.

“Our mission is to foster and facilitate advances in science and engineering which are technologically, economically and socially sustainable.

“This project fits the bill perfectly and the range of applications is probably only limited by our imagination.”