The Renewable Energy Laboratory is a custom-built facility for the development of printed, thin-film solar cells from lab to pre-commercial sizes. The facility integrates closely with CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, and Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication.
Solar Fuels Laboratory
The Solar Fuels Laboratory is focused on developing new materials that can generate hydrogen from water and be used in next-generation fuel cells. The laboratory is supported by state-of-the art facilities capable of synthesising, characterising and testing novel and existing photo-catalytic materials.
This laboratory is investigating new techniques for extraction of deep earth energy resources using one of the world’s largest high-pressure, high-temperature testing chambers.
Low Emission Coal Technologies Laboratory
This laboratory is equipped to investigate improved methods for producing energy from brown coal through: coal drying; coal gasification; production of concentrated CO2 streams; and simultaneous capture of CO2 and production of hydrogen.
MCEM provides a world-leading suite of advanced electron microscopy techniques that can determine the composition, structure and bonding of materials down to the atomic scale. Such facilities underpin the development of new energy materials and devices.