As industries around the world increase investment in the development of clean energy technology, the Hunter community will receive an exclusive insight into the latest research underway through Newcastle Innovation.
Newcastle Innovation, the commercial arm of the University of Newcastle, will hold an Energy Exchange on Tuesday 13 May 2008 as part of the Hunter Means Innovation Festival.
Newcastle Innovation CEO, Dr Brent Jenkins said the event would showcase the University's innovative research capabilities and current industry projects in clean and sustainable energy sector.
"Energy is a hot topic that has major implications for future industry practises and the environment," Dr Jenkins said.
"Governments around the world are seeking ways to reduce and capture emissions particularly in energy generation. With this intense focus, industry is facing increasing pressure to reduce emissions and find alternatives sources for clean energy."
"Leading researchers will be at the Energy Exchange to provide major producers and consumers of energy with an insight into the world class research being conducted at the University."
Key areas of research that will be featured include wind, geothermal and hydrogen energy, energy storage, clean coal, photovoltaics and organic electronics.
Dr Jenkins said the Energy Exchange would also provide opportunities for industry to gain solutions to real world problems through technology transfer, contract research and consulting provided by Newcastle Innovation and the University.
The Energy Exchange will be held on Tuesday 13 May 2008 from 9:30am - 11:30am in the Camelot Function Room, Energy Australia Stadium, Turton Road, New Lambton. To register visit http://www.huntermeansinnovation.com.au or phone (02) 4921 8777. This free event is open to industry representatives and the Hunter community.