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Narrator: The world is changing and how we generate energy is changing with it.
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From electric vehicles to solar powered homes, to grid scale renewable energy power plants, integration of these technologies with energy storage is a vital part of realising our energy future.
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In Australia we have significant reserves of all the critical minerals needed to make renewable technologies and the world class resources to manufacture them.
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But did you know that 100% of Australia’s lithium ion batteries and solar panels are currently imported from overseas?
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What if we could build the whole renewable energy value chain right here?
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Australia has capabilities in mining and we’re building our capability in processing component materials for solar and battery cell manufacture.
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The transformation of minerals to advanced manufactured products could contribute tens of billions of dollars annually to Australia’s economy.
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Here at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, we have the skills and knowledge required to deliver the materials and devices needed to achieve this. And we’re working on some of the key technologies needed to develop and demonstrate energy storage and generation systems.
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To achieve this we are launching the Renewable Energy Powerhouse Mission.
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Critical minerals are the backbone of today’s renewable energy technologies. To meet tomorrow’s renewable energy needs we’ll require more of these precious elements.
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We also need to reduce the carbon footprint of mining by developing more sustainable processes. But there are other benefits as well.
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Securing local and global supply chains; Building manufacturing capability; Providing jobs of the future in clean energy; Demonstration of technologies both early stage and mature to enable uptake,
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leading to affordable and reliable clean energy technologies and ensuring energy security for the future for all of us.
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To learn how CSIRO is driving Australia to be a renewable energy powerhouse visit www.csiro.au.
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