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Perspective: Korea’s Place in the Future of Global Battery Value Chains

15 Jul 2020 By Dr Kyungjin Song

The Future Battery Industry Cooperative Research Centre and the Perth USAsia Centre launched their flagship study on the governance of the global battery industry on 8 July with a live online discussion. This article highlights the key points made by guest speaker Kyungjin Song on South Korea’s battery industry.

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Shining a light on global battery value chains

08 Jul 2020 By Hugo Seymour

Launching the flagship research publication of the new Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBI-CRC), the Perth USAsia Centre convened in partnership with the FBI-CRC an online public forum on the governance of global battery value chains.

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Critical materials and the Australia-India economic relationship

16 Apr 2020 By Hugo Seymour

Australia’s pursuit of a closer economic relationship with India has been driven by India’s growth and Australia’s need to diversify its economy. The critical materials sector, essential in producing 21st century technologies, is a priority area to develop the relationship. Positive strategic and commercial developments in 2019 are likely on hold until the post-COVID-19 recovery begins.

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Building international partnerships for a resilient rare earths market

02 Oct 2019 By Kitila Davies

Industries which consume rare earths are seeking to improve the diversity and resilience of the market, by developing new minerals suppliers and processing capabilities.

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Not entirely green: Renewables, critical materials and sustainability challenges

08 Aug 2019 By Isabella Leunig, Jeffrey Wilson

The issue of climate change has become one of the most prominent issues within the political and social landscape in recent years. The development and deployment of renewable energy technologies is one of most important steps in reducing greenhouse emissions. However, renewables – whether solar, wind, or geothermal – requires significant adaptions to our energy infrastructure networks. Energy storage systems, particularly the use of grid-connected batteries, will play an important role.

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