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Graphic displaying MRIWA's six research priorities with New Products and Markets highlighted

Research activity within MRIWA’s research priority program area is intended to create new industries and niche markets to increase demand for one or more minerals found in this State and enable opportunity for progressive downstream processing activity.

Find out more about the themes and intended outcomes under this program

As at 30 June 2020, the investment in the New Products and Markets program is comprised of:

  • MRIWA contribution $2.4m
  • Third-party contribution $16.5m
  • Total grant value $19m

View all recent case studies for projects within the program area or follow the links below to individual projects. We are still finalising the case studies for some current projects.

If you can’t find information on our website about a specific project, or if you have a research need or project idea relevant to this program, contact us to discuss further.


Strategic foresight

Project Name Lead Organisation Status
The governance of battery value chains: security, sustainability and Australian policy options – Scene Setting Project (M0533b) FBI CRC Report released

Downstream processing technology

Project Name Lead Organisation Status
Battery precursor manufacture in Australia – Scene Setting Project (M0533a) FBI CRC Report released
Cathode precursor production pilot plant in Western Australia – Stage 1 (M0533g) FBI CRC Current
Process legacy – Stage 1 (M0533c) FBI CRC Current

Data driven decisions

Project Name Lead Organisation Status
Electrochemical testing of Li-ion battery materials in standard cell formats (M0533m) FBI CRC Report released
Demonstrating market advantage through certification and life cycle analysis for Australian battery materials (M0533r) FBI CRC – University of Technology Sydney Current

Regulatory tools and processes

Project Name Lead Organisation Status
Establishing leaching environmental impact assessment tools in the development of a WA Framework for by-product re-use and classification (M0451) ChemCentre Report released

Safety, social and environmental sustainability

Project Name Lead Organisation Status
Wearable technologies for safety (M0498) Soter Analytics Report released

Page was last reviewed 11 May 2021

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