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Icon Water and ActewAGL partnering with the ANU to support ground breaking research

The recipients of the Icon Water and ActewAGL Endowment have been announced at The Australian National University’s (ANU) Energy Change Institute Open Day on Tuesday, 31 October.

Established in 2009, the Endowment supports ANU research to address key challenges in water sustainability and renewable energy.

The recipients announced today include Associate Professor Antonio Tricoli for his project relating to the cost effective production and storage of hydrogen and Dr Armin Haller and Associate Professor Kerry Taylor for their joint project on predictive data analytics for energy and water networks.

“For the past eight years this Endowment has enabled the allocation of almost $500,000 of funding towards 15 projects across water and energy themes,” said Stephen Devlin, ActewAGL General Manager Energy Networks.

“We are proud to provide funding to support research into the fields of sustainable gas, electrical energy storage, sustainable transportation and the transition to a hydrogen economy, and this grant ensures researchers have the financial support to conduct this ground breaking research.”

“Through this Endowment we will continue to support innovative research into renewable energy and water sustainability, and in the future hopefully this research will contribute to better power reliability, and economic and environmental outcomes,” said Mr Devlin.

At the Open Day Bronwen Butterfield, Icon Water Acting Manager Corporate Affairs, also highlighted the Aspi Baria PhD scholarship, also funded through the Endowment and is open for applications.

“Icon Water is proud to support the ANU Aspi Baria PhD Scholarship to enhance the study of water related science in Australia”, said Ms Butterfield.

“The Aspi Baria PhD Scholarship was launched in May 2008 in memory of a renowned water scientist and well-renowned Icon Water manager.”

“This prestigious scholarship seeks to increase knowledge and expertise in water sustainability for the ANU and the water industry. The successful candidate will have a background and interest in chemical, environmental or engineering aspects of water quality and distribution” said Ms Butterfield.

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Source: Icon Water


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