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Energy development

An inclusive, clean energy transition facilitates comprehensive development. When marginalised groups can access affordable clean energy, their wellbeing is bolstered and they can break the cycle of poverty.

An inclusive, clean energy transition facilitates comprehensive development. We envision a future in which marginalised sections of society have access to clean and affordable energy that bolsters their well-being and development, weakens the nexus between clean energy access and poverty, and fosters mutually supportive relationships. Our research findings will catalyse an equitable and all-encompassing energy transition—one that uplifts communities, ensures energy justice, and paves the way for inclusive prosperity for today and for future generations.

Areas of focus

  • Clean cooking and household fuel transition
  • Ecotourism
  • Ending the cycle of poverty
  • Energy access and marginalisation
  • Energy technology in the Global South
  • Food system, resource utilisation and environmental impact analysis
  • Peace, conflict and development
  • Sustainable food choices and energy sources for agricultural practice and food production
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals

Impact and outcomes

  • Development of energy-focused online training series delivered to students from 13 universities in Asia, Africa, Australasia and North America
  • Extraction and purification of nutraceutical grade bioactive protein from lupins, resulting in the next commercialisation aspects for the industry partner.
  • Licensing of lupin gelling protein to Wide Open Agriculture (WOA)
  • Utilisation of underutilised crops for high-value ingredients, biomaterials, and food products (such as sorghum, oats and chickpeas) to extract high-value proteins, fibres, biomaterials and develop mainstream foods suitable for human consumption.
  • Utilisation of food wastes for recovery of nutritionally and functionally superior ingredients