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Ian Webster, Ampcontrol Group Engineering Manager, was involved in the development of a Battery Supply Chains Briefing Paper launched by Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE).

Ampcontrol has partnered with Beyond Zero Emissions since the beginning of 2022. We have thrown our support behind various initiatives including a Hunter Renewable Energy Industrial Precinct (REIP).   

Collaborating with the best will help us deliver innovation that can transform the world. Our Group Engineering Manager Ian Webster provided his expert opinion in the development of a Battery Supply Chains Briefing Paper which was launched at a Parliamentary Dinner on Friday 17 November 2023 by Beyond Zero Emissions.

It serves as part of their ‘Cleantech Hub’—a showcase of mature, Australian-made clean technologies that will help us thrive in a zero-emissions economy.

From Beyond Zero Emissions

Australia can create a battery manufacturing industry targeting Australia’s grid and heavy vehicle battery markets, a new report from independent industry think tank Beyond Zero Emissions has found.

BZE CEO Heidi Lee said the Battery Supply Chain report finds an Australian battery manufacturing industry could create 44,000 jobs and $57 billion in GDP in 2035. The best places for Australian battery manufacturing hubs will be industrial regions such as the Hunter Valley, Latrobe Valley, Central Queensland and Kwinana in WA.

Recommendations in the report include:

⦁ Invest $2 billion in capital funding to establish battery cell manufacturing and non-cell technology to support a mining to battery production supply chain.

⦁ Double the Capacity Investment Scheme, which supports investment in storage and dispatchable energy, from 6GW to 12GW by 2030 and 24GW by 2035

⦁ Replicate Australia’s rooftop solar success by including battery storage in the Small Scale Renewable Energy Scheme to make batteries cheaper for households

⦁ Attract investment in battery manufacturing with Production Tax Credits.

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