Australia – Invited Technica Expert
Dr Daniel Roberts
Research Program Director
Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies
1 Technology Court Pullenvale QLD 4069
PO Box 883 Kenmore QLD 4069 Australia
phone: +61 7 3327 4521
Daniel is the Research Director for CSIRO’s Energy Technologies Program, a portfolio of applied research and development activities in solar thermal, solar PV, hydrogen (and carriers), bioenergy, batteries and hybrid systems, and CO2 capture and utilisation. The work of the program ranges from new, enabling science through to technology commercialisation and deployment. Daniel’s research background is in gasification and hydrogen systems, and his current interests are focussed on the waste management and bioenergy sectors.
Australia has no operating, large-scale thermal energy from waste plants. This is due to a number of reasons, many of which are based on a lack of understanding of the role of these technologies and how they can contribute to a sustainable waste management system. Australia is also facing challenges with managing recycled materials and is beginning to embrace circular economy principles in a range of different industrial sectors. It is expected that Australia’s participation in this task will contribute to a raising of awareness of a range of current and emerging technological pathways for sustainable waste management, with a focus on energy recovery and circular economy principles.