The Australian government plans to invest AUS$250,000 through the country’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre to develop a manufacturing hub to help develop the carbon fiber industry in Geelong, near Melbourne, Australia.

The hub will cover projects including reductions in energy consumption, new products for automotive and defence industries, other new industrial applications for carbon fiber and improved carbon fiber recycling.

Members of the Advanced Fibre Cluster include carbon fiber wheel manufacturer Carbon Revolution, CSIRO, Austeng and Quickstep. The cluster is supported by the Geelong Manufacturing Council.

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre is part of the Government’s US$250 million Industry Growth Centres Initiative, an industry-led approach to driving innovation, productivity and competitiveness through investing in key industry sectors.

This story uses material from the Industry Growth Centres Initiative, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.