The Battery Technology Research and Innovation Hub (BatTRI-Hub) is a unique, world class, purpose-built, research and innovation centre for battery design and development, encompassing research, pilot-scale manufacturing and the commercialisation of energy storage technologies.
A dedicated, world-class battery technology research and translation facility
Specialising in advanced battery design, fabrication and testing, BatTRI-Hub includes a pilot production line to manufacture advanced batteries and battery components, complementing pouch cell prototyping, a cell and pack testing lab, and advanced cell diagnostics, materials characterisation and failure analysis.
BatTRI-Hub seeks to advance existing technologies such as lithium-ion but also focus on sustainable alternatives such as sodium batteries.
Building Victoria’s role in the global supply chain
The facility will build Victoria's role in the global supply chain for advanced batteries while meeting the bespoke battery needs of customers with demanding applications. Translating Australian IP into next-generation batteries, BatTRI-Hub will facilitate collaborative projects with our current partners and catalyse new partnerships within Victoria’s green economy.
The facility will also provide post-secondary education and training opportunities in battery production and process engineering and will be included in Deakin's school and community outreach programs.
Construction is scheduled to begin at a site near Deakin's Melbourne Burwood campus in January 2022 and completion in May 2022, with research and innovation projects to be underway earlier, hosted on campus.
This project includes co-contributions from the Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund (VHESIF).
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