Clean energy technology is expected to play a pivotal role in future energy generation worldwide. However, with a drop in government funding for the development of clean energy technologies, Australia’s patent filings in this area have slowed in recent years. If Australia continues to rely on coal for energy production, we are likely to see increased demand for technologies that repurpose carbon dioxide instead of releasing it into the atmosphere.

Liquid natural gas (LNG) exportation is also expanding. Australia is moving from a regional hub to a global leader in LNG, with several large scale projects in the pipeline. With the bulk of these projects conducted offshore and outside Australian waters, it’s important for Australian companies operating in this space to understand what and where their IP can be protected.

Our energy technology expertise spans:

  • Solar energy
  • Wind energy and power
  • Advanced battery technology
  • Energy storage
  • Clean coal power
  • Water filtration and purification
  • Sewage and waste water treatment
  • Processing and treatment of waste materials and residues
  • Natural gas extraction
  • Efficient structures including buildings
  • Semiconductor based photovoltaic cells
  • Organic photovoltaic cells
  • Carbon credits and trading
  • Biological, physical and chemical carbon capture and storage
  • Hydroelectric and tidal power generation
  • Carbon neutral and environmentally safe industrial processes
  • Biofuel production
  • Energy harvesting
  • Pyrolysis of organics
  • Recycling of organics and other materials
  • Thermal recycling
  • Environmental impact monitoring
  • Natural ventilation systems
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Combined heat and power, trigeneration
  • Conductive polymer technologies

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