The University of Sydney has provided AUS$75,000 (£42,500) in grants to support net zero development programmes.
These research projects have been selected by the university’s Faculty of Engineering and Net Zero Initiative, with all of them looking to decarbonise different sectors with new innovations.
One of the projects focusses on green surface mining and has partnered with Rio Tinto to help the company achieve its 2050 net zero target.
Other recipients of the funding include one project developing technologies that turn natural gas into hydrogen and graphite, one that addresses carbon capture using 3D printing technology and another that centralises on transport and the best means to measure each vehicle’s true carbon footprint.
Professor Ken Tye Yong who leads the university’s Net Zero Initiative, said: “The initiative helps industry, manufacturers, government and water, energy and transport providers to understand, develop and adopt innovative and low emissions technology cost-effectively.”