FEIT Research Project Database

Ensuring Sustainable Battery Minerals Industry in Australia through Life Cycle Assessment

Project Leader: Wen Li
Staff: Assoc Prof Jo Staines, Dr Shahjadi Farjana
Collaborators: Assoc Prof Robert Crawford (ABP), Prof Damien Giurco
Sponsors: Future Battery Industry Cooperative Research Centre
Primary Contact: Wen Li (wen.li3@unimelb.edu.au)
Keywords: batteries; minerals – processing and materials
Disciplines: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering,Infrastructure Engineering,Mechanical Engineering

This PhD project is one of the centre piece in the project ‘Advancing Certification and Improving Life-Cycle Analysis for Market Advantage’ funded by Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC), in collaboration with their research partners University of Technology Sydney, University of Western Australia, and Murdoch University. This project is supported by leading battery minerals industries in Australia and other reputed industries related to mine site certification and life cycle assessment.

This project aims for the assurance of responsible sourcing of battery minerals through the sustainability assessment of the minerals and mine site certification. The project outcomes will contribute to responsible sourcing and sustainable supply chain activities of battery minerals in Australia for industry-wide collaboration, improved social and environmental performance, and market advantage of Australian battery minerals in the global economy. As part of the FBICRC project, the MISE group at the University of Melbourne is offering a fully funded PhD position for researchers passionate for environmental performance analysis through life cycle assessment.

Further information: https://fbicrc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Project-contact-Demonstrating-market-advantage-through-certification.pdf