Capitalising techno-economic analysis data to pursue research projects with significant global sustainability impact.

Assessing Techno-economic viabilityThe UQ Dow Centre is committed to investing in research that has the potential to deliver a significant impact on sustainability. Techno-economic Analysis (TEA) plays an important role in determining which processes and projects are economically competitive and scalable as well as environmentally and socially acceptable.

Net Zero Australia is a collaborative project which uses TEA to answer questions such as:
What might net zero look like for Australia? What changes might we have to make to our economy, infrastructure, and outlook to achieve net zero emissions by mid-century?

Net Zero Australia is a partnership between the University of Melbourne, the University of Queensland, Princeton University and international management consultancy Nous Group.

Launched in 2020, the Net Zero Australia study aims to provide rigorous and independent analysis of how Australia can achieve net zero emissions for both our domestic and export economies.

Modelling results show that achieving net zero will be an immense challenge, but it also creates a once-in-a-generation nation-building opportunity.

Associate Professor Simon Smart leads the UQ contribution to the Net Zero Australia project.

Net Zero Australia is sponsored by Worley, Dow, APA Group, Minderoo Foundation, Future Energy Exports Cooperative Research Centre, Future Fuels Cooperative Research Centre.