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Ecoult hybrid lead-acid battery and ultracapacitor

Ecoult hybrid lead-acid battery and ultracapacitor

Monday 1 October 2018 @ 6:30 pm AEST

Invented by Australia’s CSIRO,  Ecoult’s UltraBattery is a hybrid energy storage device – a chemical combination of a lead-acid battery and a carbon ultracapacitor.  It achieves higher-rate partial-state-of-charge (PSoC) operation with extended longevity and high efficiency.  Applications range in renewable energy integration from residential to microgrids, frequency regulation and grid services.  Robert Stevenson,  Ecoult’s Engineering Communications Manager, will join us.

Below is a video recording of this event or you can click here to view on the BZE YouTube channel

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WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 1 October 2018
Cuming Theatre, Chemistry Building 153
Masson Rd, Parkville VIC 3052
University of Melbourne

Getting there:
Take any tram on Swanston Street and get off at Stop 1, Melbourne University.
Entry:
Gold coin donation
All welcome.

Thank you to the University of Melbourne: Australian-German Climate and Energy College, Zero Carbon Australia supporters for sponsoring this event venue.
Everyone is welcome to come along to the pub to continue the discussion after 8pm!
For those who can’t attend you will find the video recording of this event on the BZE YouTube Channel and via a link on this page.

Read:
About the BZE Discussion Group
Further reading:
UltraBattery Technology

29 Sep 2018|Tags: , |

Preview of BZE’s Electrifying Industry Summit with Michael Lord

Monday 3rd Sept 2018

Preview of BZE’s Electrifying Industry Summit with Michael Lord.


BZE’s Director of Research,  Michael Lord,  will be presenting a sneak preview of BZE’s new research which will be showcased at the Electrifying Industry Summit,  which is set to bring together experts in manufacturing,  heat processes and renewable energy technology.

The summit will address the question:
“How can renewable energy support south east Melbourne manufacturers to be a vibrant, growing powerhouse in the Victorian economy?”
Bring along your local MP,  council,  community groups,  business partners,  industry and more – from industry representatives to community,  this event is for everyone!

Below is a video recording of this event or you can click here to view on the BZE YouTube channel

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WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 3 September 2018

Cuming Theatre, Chemistry Building 153 

Masson Rd, Parkville VIC 3052

University of Melbourne

Getting there: Take any tram on Swanston Street and get off at Stop 1, Melbourne University.

Entry: Gold coin donation

All welcome.
Thank you to the University of Melbourne: Australian-German Climate and Energy College,  Zero Carbon Australia supporters for sponsoring this event venue.
Everyone is welcome to come along to the pub to continue the discussion after 8pm!

For those who can’t attend you will find the video recording of this event on the BZE YouTube Channel and via a link on this page. 

Read: About the BZE Discussion Group

Further reading:

03 Sep 2018|Tags: , |

Flow Power

Monday 2nd July 2018

Flow Power is a wholesale electricity retailer that gives businesses flexible pricing, demand response, reliability of supply, solar Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and minimizses the need for new infrastructure. Liz Fletcher will present on Flow Power’s advanced energy technology that connects the wholesale market to give data and signals that result in real cost savings for business energy consumers.

 

Liz Fletcher is Marketing Manager at Flow Power. Since her first role with Emu Downs Wind Farm in 2007, Liz Fletcher has worked across the energy and utility sectors including in consulting, electricity networks, gas and oil. Prior to working with the Flow Power team, Liz led TransGrid’s efforts in marketing their non-regulated services in both Infrastructure and Telecommunications. In this role, Liz headed up the Knowledge Sharing Activities for the Renewable Energy Hub study.

Below is a video recording of this event or you can click here to view on the BZE YouTube channel

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WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 2 July 2018

Cuming Theatre, Chemistry Building 153 

Masson Rd, Parkville VIC 3052

University of Melbourne

Getting there: Take any tram on Swanston Street and get off at Stop 1, Melbourne University.

Entry: Gold coin donation

All welcome.
Thank you to the University of Melbourne: Australian-German Climate and Energy College, Zero Carbon Australia supporters for sponsoring this event venue.
Everyone is welcome to come along to the pub to continue the discussion after 8pm!

For those who can’t attend you will find the video recording of this event on the BZE YouTube Channel and via a link on this page. 

Read: About the BZE Discussion Group

Further reading:

01 Jul 2018|

Imogen Jubb & Alexi Lynch: Council actions to reduce emissions in your community

Monday 4th June 2018

Imogen Jubb, BZE’s National Manager, Zero Carbon Communities, & Alexi Lynch, Business Manager at Ironbark Sustainability , will present on the new report: Australian Local Government Climate Review (2018)

This review provides a comprehensive assessment of the actions Australian councils and communities are taking to tackle climate change, along with the barriers and challenges they face. The nationwide review found many local councils have corporate and community targets as well as strategies to reduce emissions. Published by Beyond Zero Emissions, ICLEI Oceania and Ironbark Sustainability. Join us to find out how your community and council stacks up.

Below is a video recording of this event or you can click here to view on the BZE YouTube channel

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Presentation slides here: (6Mb PDF)

Read: About the BZE Discussion Group

Further reading:

Download the report: Australian Local Government Climate Review (2018)

WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 4 June 2018

Cuming Theatre, Chemistry Building 153 

Masson Rd, Parkville VIC 3052

University of Melbourne

Getting there: Take any tram on Swanston Street and get off at Stop 1, Melbourne University.

Entry: Gold coin donation

All welcome.
Thank you to the University of Melbourne: Australian-German Climate and Energy College, Zero Carbon Australia supporters for sponsoring this event venue.
Everyone is welcome to come along to the pub to continue the discussion after 8pm!

28 May 2018|

“What the FRACK is going on?” Unconventional oil and gas activities in Australia

 Monday 7 May 2018

From the NT to WA, in SA, VIC, NSW, and of course in QLD, unconventional oil and gas explorers and producers are pressuring Australian communities and governments to allow access to enormous new fossil fuel provinces. But aren’t we urgently meant to be moving away from fossil fuels? Tim Forcey describes “What the FRACK is going on”

Tim Forcey is a chemical engineer and energy researcher with over 35 years experience in the oil, gas and electricity industries in Australia and abroad. Tim has presented on certain impacts of unconventional oil and gas extraction, and on renewable-heat alternatives to gas, at community events and to local councils, parliamentarians and inquiries in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Canberra, and Darwin.

 

 

 

 

 

BZE YouTube

Below is a video recording of this event or you can click here to view on the BZE YouTube channel

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Presentation slides here: (28Mb PDF)

WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 7 May 2018

Cuming Theatre, Chemistry Building 153 

Masson Rd, Parkville VIC 3052

University of Melbourne

Getting there: Take any tram on Swanston Street and get off at Stop 1, Melbourne University.

Entry: Gold coin donation

All welcome.
Thank you to the University of Melbourne: Australian-German Climate and Energy College, Zero Carbon Australia supporters for sponsoring this event venue.
Everyone is welcome to come along to the pub to continue the discussion after 8pm!

For those who can’t attend you will find the video recording of this event on the BZE YouTube Channel and via a link on this page. 

Read: About the BZE Discussion Group

Further reading:

The Australia Institute: NT shale gas risks Australia’s Paris commitment

ABC News: How a fossil fuel geoscientist joined the fight against climate change

The Australia Institute: Majority of Territorians support keeping fracking moratorium

Tim Forcey will be joined by:

Mark Ogge, Principal Adviser at The Australia Institute

Dimitri Lafleur, PhD student at University of Melbourne’s Australian-German Climate and Energy College,

17 Apr 2018|

Advocating for Renewable Energy

Simon-Corbell

Simon-Corbell

Monday 9 April 2018

Simon Corbell was appointed as the first Victorian Renewable Energy Advocate in December 2016 to promote the state’s renewable energy sector, provide independent advice to the Victorian Government and assist the state in meeting its renewable energy targets. Simon took up his role in January 2017 after serving nearly 20 years as a member of the ACT Legislative Assembly, including eight years as Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Environment and Climate Change.

In these roles he led the policy and program development which put the ACT on track for 100% renewable energy by 2020, through policies to support large scale solar, wind and battery storage projects.

BZE YouTube

Below is a video recording of this event or you can click here to view on the BZE YouTube channel

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Presentation slides here: (15Mb PDF)

WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 9 April 2018*

Prest Theatre, FBE Theatre 1, Room G06, Building 105 (Business and economics)

111 Barry Street, Carlton  3053

University of Melbourne

*Please note this is the second Monday of April due to Easter Monday being on the first Monday.

Getting there: Take any tram on Swanston Street and get off at Stop 1, Melbourne University.

Entry: Gold coin donation

All welcome.
Thank you to the University of Melbourne: Australian-German Climate and Energy College, Zero Carbon Australia supporters for sponsoring this event venue.
Everyone is welcome to come along to the pub to continue the discussion after 8pm!

For those who can’t attend you will find the video recording of this event on the BZE YouTube Channel and via a link on this page. 

Read: About the BZE Discussion Group

Further reading:

10 Apr 2018|

Climate Action

Climate action: where is our effort, time and money most effective? Ellen Sandell, Greens State MP for Melbourne, holds the portfolios of Climate Change, Energy, Resources, Water and Environment, and is passionate about creating Australia’s clean economy, with targets of at least 90% renewables by 2030.

Rachel Deans of Market Forces is a campaigner, with expertise on working with and empowering shareholders. If you own shares in banks, insurance companies or mining companies, Rachel will show you how to ensure that your money is used to protect, not damage our environment.

With Victorian state elections later this year, join us to discuss climate action from political, shareholder and community views. The tide is turning and there is no better time to join up!

BZE YouTube

Below is a video recording of this event or you can click here to view on the BZE YouTube channel

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Presentation slides here: (1.5Mb PDF)

WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 5 March 2018
Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, Corner of Swanston and Elgin Sts

University of Melbourne

Getting there: Take any tram on Swanston Street and get off at Stop 1, Melbourne University.

Entry: Gold coin donation

All welcome.
Thank you to the Australian-German Climate and Energy College at the University of Melbourne and also the University of Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI), our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for supporting us in bringing you this event.
Everyone is welcome to come along to the pub to continue the discussion after 8pm!

For those who can’t attend you will find the video recording of this event on the BZE YouTube Channel and via a link on this page. 

Read: About the BZE Discussion Group

Further reading:

Market Forces: fossil fuel divestment campaigns

Ellen Sandell: clean economy

23 Feb 2018|

Dispatchable Renewable Electricity Generation

Dr Keith Lovegrove presents Dispatchable Renewable Electricity Generation

Monday 5 February 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT

KeithLovegrove

Keith Lovegrove

To open another big year for the BZE discussion group, held at the University of Melbourne, we welcome our speaker Dr Keith Lovegrove, Managing Director of ITP Thermal Pty Ltd. Keith will speak about recent research into options for dispatchable renewable electricity generation. This includes the solar thermal power with storage technology announced for Port Augusta SA in late 2017. Keith is a leading expert in concentrating solar power (CSP) and has more than 20 years’ experience in leading solar thermal research, including 15 years teaching at the ANU as leader of the Solar Thermal Group.
Keith was also a pro-Bono technical advisor for BZE’s Stationary Energy Plan (2010), demonstrating that Australia could be powered by 100% renewable energy, and he has been a long-time supporter of BZE.

BZE YouTube

Below is a video recording of this event or you can click here to view on the BZE YouTube channel

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Presentation slides here: (5Mb PDF)

WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 5 February 2018
Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, Corner of Swanston and Elgin Sts
University of Melbourne
Getting there: Take any tram on Swanston Street and get off at Stop 1, Melbourne University.
Entry: Gold coin donation
All welcome.
Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI), our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for supporting us in bringing you this event.
Everyone is welcome to come along to the pub to continue the discussion after 8pm!

For those who can’t attend you will find the video recording of this event on the BZE YouTube Channel and via a link on this page. 

Read: About the BZE Discussion Group

Further reading:

Repower Port Augusta

04 Feb 2018|

Electric vehicles & solid-oxide fuel cells

WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 13 November 2017*

McCoy Building

Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton


Nissan
 is the world’s leading supplier of electric vehicles (EVs), with more than 270,000 sold globally since 2010. Nissan’s Product Communications Manager for the Asia-Oceania Region, Peter Fadeyev, will provide insights into the company’s EV products and plans, which include its clever solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology and its hybrid-based e-Power engines. Join us for a discussion on EV and energy-related topics, all towards the goal of zero emission vehicles and electrifying our transportation network.

BZE YouTube

Below is a video recording of this event or you can click here to view on the BZE YouTube channel

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Presentation slides here: (5Mb PDF)

Further reading:

Nissan unveils world’s first Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell vehicle

NISSAN ANNOUNCES “NISSAN INTELLIGENT MOBILITY” VISION – BUILDING ON COMPANY LEADERSHIP IN ELECTRIFICATION AND VEHICLE INTELLIGENCE – IN GENEVA

Read: About the BZE Discussion Group

*Please note this is the second Monday of November due to Melbourne Cup week. And we return to our regular venue! 

WHEN: 6:30 – 8pm Monday 13 November 2017*

McCoy Building

Fritz Loewe Theatre (entry via level 2)
University of Melbourne
Cnr Elgin & Swanston Streets, Carlton

Getting there: Take any tram on Swanston Street and get off at Stop 1, Melbourne University.
Entry to building is on south side of Elgin St up the ramp and through the automatic doors.

Entry: Gold coin donation

All welcome.
Thank you to the University of Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI), our Zero Carbon Australia project partners for supporting us in bringing you this event.
Everyone is welcome to come along to the pub next door to continue the discussion after 8pm!

For those who can’t attend you will find the video recording of this event on the BZE YouTube Channel and via a link on this page. 

03 Nov 2017|