The Hon Ed Husic announces outcomes of CRC Grants Round 24

New research centres to tackle methane emissions and plastic pollution

The Albanese Government has today announced a $127 million investment in research centres to cut emissions in the agriculture sector and eliminate plastic waste.

The funding has been awarded from Round 24 of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program, an Australian Government initiative established in 1990 which funds industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and end users.

Funding will support two new large-scale Cooperative Research Centres:

The CRC for Zero Net Emissions from Agriculture has received $87 million to further develop and scale up technologies to reduce methane emissions from grazing cattle and sheep, and to improve crop quality and production.

The Solving Plastic Waste CRC has received $40 million to transform the way plastics are designed, manufactured, used and recycled, and to develop a solution to remove microplastic pollution in soil.

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