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Energy and Resources Institute

Fueling Innovation in energy and resource sectors through cutting-edge research and expert consultancy.

The Energy and Resources Institute (ERI) provides high-quality research and consultancy for all aspects of energy and resources, including engineering, scientific, economic, environmental, social, community, legal, policy and digital considerations.

Our vision

Be a global leader in enabling the energy and resources industry to develop and adopt carbon abatement, net-zero and sustainable solutions.


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Director's message

Welcome to the Energy and Resources Institute (ERI) at Charles Darwin University (CDU). We aim to develop strong connections with industry, students, and our communities in the Northern Territory by making world-class research and training accessible to our stakeholders.

Our research focus is on developing sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions that contribute toward the decarbonisation of the energy and resources sectors, as well as the wider economy with the ultimate goal of delivering technologies to achieve net-zero emissions.

We recognise that partnerships with industry, government and our communities are essential to achieve our ambitious goals. I invite you to join us in our journey towards net-zero emissions.

In this website, you can find information regarding our People, Activities, and Accomplishments. Please feel free to contact us to discuss potential Partnering opportunities.

- ERI Director, Professor Suresh Thennadil


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    The renewable energy microgrid hub for applied research and training (REMHART) is an industry-focused innovation hub led by Charles Darwin University. It enables cheap, reliable, and green power systems through research collaborations with industry.

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    Global energy demands are steadily increasing with the rapid expansion of human population, and energy resource management is a necessity of the present.

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    Consultancy services

    Our expertise covers a broad range of areas in energy, mineral processing and enabling technologies and access to cutting-edge facilities.

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