20 October, 2023

Curtinnovation Awards

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The Curtinnovation Awards recognise and celebrate individuals and teams developing new innovations through research, study, or work at Curtin University that could significantly benefit industry and society as a whole.

The Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Trailblazer award for 2023 was awarded to Hydrobe®. 

Hydrobe® is a scalable carbon capture process that captures and recycles carbon discharged by heavy industries, which is critical to achieving net zero emissions targets. This new, sustainable approach to decarbonisation uses a biological process to convert carbon into algal biomass, without generating new carbon.

Congratulations to the team of Hydrobe® – Duncan Anderson, Associate Professor Tejas Bhatelia, Brent Bonadei, Dr Sufia Hena, Dr Nadia Leinecker, Dr Milinkumar Shah, and Jaco Zandberg. 

You can view the showcase video about their project online here. 

Read more about the Curtinnovation Awards online here. 

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