Research collaboration

Eco Fuel Innovations, the R&D division of CDP Waste2Energy, has secured a Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grant for collaborative research with the University of Queensland (UQ).

Led by Associate Professor Steven Pratt and Dr Bronwyn Laycock in the School of Chemical Engineering, this multidisciplinary research program seeks to:

  • Assess the environmental footprint and technical feasibility of the catalytic depolymerisation process
  • Understand catalyst performance and longevity in waste conversion
  • Propose chemical and processing strategies to increase the energy efficiency of the process

A benefit of this collaboration is the capability to research fundamental chemical engineering and environmental impact questions. These investigations support tailored commercial project outcomes.

CDP Waste2Energy is also participating in a second collaborative research agreement with UQ, also involving research into diversifying feedstock applications and minimising energy consumption. These research projects form part of a broad partnership between the R&D division of CDP Waste2Energy and UQ that continues the ongoing process of identifying and dealing with multiple waste feedstocks that will benefit the environment.

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