Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER)
NIER provides a multidisciplinary model for transformational research in energy and resources to address challenges associated with issues including resource sustainability, productivity and competitiveness associated with energy and resources infrastructure.
Located at the University of Newcastle, NIER brings together leading researchers working in the area of energy and resources, in an integrated facility with valuable opportunities to advance research through access to large-scale test bed and pilot plant operations. Through partnerships between industry and academia, NIER provides the collaborative platform to deliver sustainable solutions to real world problems, and the collective capacity to facilitate technological advancements whilst maintaining environmental and economic stability. NIER's research focuses on themes including: Resources Productivity and Efficiency; Energy Technologies and Utilisation; Advanced Materials for Energy Applications; and Land Use, Social Impacts and Sustainability. Expertise includes safe, new methods for managing ventilation air methane, the reduction of emissions through carbon capture and storage technologies, and the reduction of energy and water use in industries including mineral processing.