2 February 2023, Sydney – The NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub held its formal launch on 2 February 2023 with 120 people attending the event. The launch at UNSW was opened by Professor Attila Brungs – Vice-Chancellor and President, UNSW Sydney, with a video message from Hon Matt Kean, Treasurer NSW Government and an introduction by Felicity Wilson Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer and for COVID Recovery.
Climate-KIC is playing a leading role in the establishment of the Hub and Climate-KIC CEO Chris Lee is acting as Interim COO on a part time basis.
The NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub is a NSW Government initiative to drive capital, industry and talent to rapidly decarbonise NSW. The Hub brings together industry, community organisations, universities and government to collectively create impact.
The Hub is organised around three networks:
1. Electrification and Energy Systems – led by UNSW Engineering Professor John Fletcher, to accelerate renewable energy solutions and support the uptake of electrification in other sectors.
2. Land and Primary Industries – led by Western Sydney University Professor Benjamin Smith to coordinate and align efforts in the next wave of sustainable primary industry practices. The sector is a significant contributor to NSW’s emissions.
3. Power Fuels including Hydrogen – led by UNSW Engineering Scientia Professor Rose Amal, to grow a sustainable NSW hydrogen industry and unlock decarbonisation opportunities for many hard-to-abate sectors beyond 2030.
Hub activities will occur across the geography of NSW, and the Hub and Networks will be open to industry and community organisations to join.
For more information about the NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub, please get in touch.