The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources is a focal point for collaboration in the Hunter region.

The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) is a highly successful precinct at the University of Newcastle, acting as a focal point for industry, academia and government collaboration.

The multidisciplinary research institute has a focus on energy and resources, boasting testbed and pilot plant facilities which have hosted industry collaborations across areas of national significance, including critical resource sustainability, and the transformation of the energy system.

The Institute's large base of international partners is set to grow with current research priorities including:

  • solutions to important challenges facing our minerals, gas and water resource sectors
  • low emission energy technologies and renewable energy systems, efficiency and storage
  • advanced materials for industrial innovation including nanotechnology and organic electronics
  • balancing environmental, community and economic activity in resource intensive regions.

Co-located at NIER, TUNRA Bulk Solids (TBS) is a research and consulting division of the University and has successfully completed some 4000 projects for more than 1000 companies in Australia as well as in 40 countries world-wide since 1975. With a team of highly-qualified engineers and technicians, TBS provides cutting edge research and technological developments in the many areas encompassed by bulk solids handling, processing and conveying. TBS' comprehensive laboratory facilities are accredited to ISO 9001 (quality), AS 4810 (safety) and ISO 14001 (environmental).