The Recycling and Clean Energy Commercialisation Hub (REACH)

Driving Victoria’s green manufacturing revolution

Within REACH – a cleaner, greener future

REACH – the Recycling and Clean Energy Commercialisation Hub based within Deakin University's thriving Future Economy Precinct – is Australia’s largest recycling and clean energy advanced manufacturing ecosystem.

Backed by a $50 million grant from the Australian Government’s inaugural Trailblazer Universities Program, with industry and university support taking the total project value to $380 million, REACH is facilitating the development of greener supply chains and accelerating business success as markets move from a throughput economy to a circular economy.

Through REACH, Deakin is working with progressive industry, government and education partners to establish a multi-billion-dollar bioeconomy in Victoria. Our researchers are working with scientists from CSIRO, other universities and TAFE institutes to push the limits of technological innovation and deliver energy and recycling solutions that reduce landfill, fossil fuel emissions and the devastating costs of global warming.

Are you ready?

Deakin research leaders explain the groundbreaking research and development underway in Australia’s largest recycling and clean energy advanced manufacturing ecosystem.

Are you ready?

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Partner with Deakin

Partner with Deakin

By connecting your capabilities and ideas with our researchers, we can develop solutions that are world-first or specific to your business. We’re ready to help you capture market opportunities in hydrogen, battery storage and recycling.

Reach out and become part of Australia’s largest recycling and clean energy advanced manufacturing ecosystem.

Download our partner brochure to learn more.

We’re looking to take on projects to build sovereign capability to advance battery technologies, enhance local capacity to store and use hydrogen and convert organic and inorganic waste into higher-value products.

You’ll get access to world-leading innovators and specialists

Professor Tiffany Walsh

Professor of Bionanotechnology, Institute for Frontier Materials

Professor Sally McArthur

Director, Institute for Frontier Materials

Associate Professor Craig Sherman

Associate Head of School (Research and Industry Engagement), Faculty of Science. Engineering and Built Environment

From laboratory to commercial reality

REACH drives scalable pathways for renewable energy and recycled materials and technologies from the laboratory to commercialisation. It draws on cutting-edge research and end-to-end manufacturing capabilities across Deakin’s Waurn Ponds, Burwood and Warrnambool campuses, including:

Driving economic growth

At Deakin, we’re committed to building a sustainable, wonderful world through environmental education, innovative research and climate ready campuses.

Our partners:

Environmental challenges we are working to address

Could we solve two problems at once by converting end of life tyres into electricity? New Deakin REACH partnership aims to do just that.

Deakin REACH industry partnership with Xefco could be a game-changer for environmentally-friendly fashion.

Can organic waste from industry be turned into new products? A new Deakin REACH partnership will explore what's possible.

Work with us

When you join Deakin’s REACH team you become part of something bigger – a trailblazing community that's focused on making a difference. We support and enable projects to reimagine our future and reform our manufacturing industry to focus on reducing emissions and landfill. By driving a sustainable manufacturing revolution, we will reduce our carbon footprint and support the nation's transition to 'net zero' by 2050.

It’s more than just a job – you’ll learn and be inspired by our leading researchers and industry partners and be supported by a great dynamic team who are focused on making a difference.

Contact us

Reach out to discuss your future success in green manufacturing.

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Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
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