Chemistry Australia Welcomes Low Emissions Roadmap for Future Industries

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The Australian chem­istry sector wel­comes the release of the Government’s Low Emissions Technology Statement as announced by the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, the Hon Angus Taylor MP, during his National Press Club address.

The Low Emissions Technology Statement pro­vides an impor­tant focus for the devel­op­ment of future tech­nolo­gies that will enable Australia to reduce its own emis­sions and play our role in meet­ing global com­mit­ments.

Chemistry Australia CEO Samantha Read said the fed­er­al government’s strate­gic focus on tech­nol­o­gy to deliv­er a range of emis­sions reduc­tions solu­tions would enable Australia to fully lever­age its highly skilled man­u­fac­tur­ing and indus­tri­al base and abun­dant nat­ur­al resources.

LowLow Emissions“The broad range of tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions iden­ti­fied in the Low Emissions Technology Statement are the nat­ur­al home for chem­istry,” Read said.

“At Chemistry Australia, we look for­ward to the roadmap pro­vid­ing greater cer­tain­ty for domes­tic man­u­fac­tur­ing, which will play such an impor­tant role in deliv­er­ing new low emis­sions tech­nolo­gies.”

Globally, the chem­istry indus­try abates more than twice its CO2 emis­sions through the prod­ucts and ser­vices it pro­vides house­holds and busi­ness­es.

Read said the Australian chem­istry indus­try is keen to con­tin­ue its con­tri­bu­tion to reduc­ing global emis­sions through the devel­op­ment and appli­ca­tion of new tech­nolo­gies within the sector and through the supply of energy-saving solu­tions to other indus­tries.

These devel­op­ments include research and invest­ment in hydro­gen and other energy stor­age and dis­tri­b­u­tion tech­nolo­gies; low emis­sion ammo­nia pro­duc­tion; and chem­i­cal recy­cling and waste-to-energy process­es, which will play an increas­ing­ly impor­tant role in the tran­si­tion to a cir­cu­lar econ­o­my.

“The chem­istry indus­try is well-posi­tioned to help Australia address these sus­tain­abil­i­ty chal­lenges,” Read said.

“Our sector will con­tin­ue to pro­vide the inputs, prod­ucts, tech­nolo­gies and process­es, and – impor­tant­ly – the people and skills needed to drive the future indus­tries required to reduce emis­sions through­out the econ­o­my.”

Across the globe, the chem­istry sector is invest­ing in the research and devel­op­ment of new tech­nolo­gies to help address some of the world’s most press­ing sus­tain­abil­i­ty chal­lenges.

Locally, Chemistry Australia and its mem­bers are work­ing close­ly with a number of uni­ver­si­ties, ARC Centres and other research con­sor­tia to devel­op inno­va­tions that reduce emis­sions and increase the pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and global com­pet­i­tive­ness of Australian indus­try.

“We look for­ward to work­ing with gov­ern­ments, Australian indus­try and our part­ners in research and devel­op­ment to max­imise the oppor­tu­ni­ties pre­sent­ed by the Low Emissions Technology Statement,” Read said.

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