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NewsJuly 11th, 2024

Bradken Researchers Focused on Sustainable Alloy Development

Bradken, and its collaborators, have been awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant worth almost $5million.

The ARC Training Centre for Resource Efficient Alloys in a Circular Economy (circAlloy) grant will bring together Bradken’s materials experts, Australian industry representatives, and academics and researchers from Melbourne-based Deakin University.
The group will collaborate on the development of longer-lasting, energy-saving alloys for use in mining and construction.
Mehdi Taherishargh, Bradken’s materials expert, said the grant represented a significant step in Bradken’s commitment to advancing sustainable materials, in line with its carbon neutral goals.
“Over the next five years this grant will give us access to cutting-edge facilities and the expertise of PhD and postdoctoral researchers from Deakin and partner universities, to accelerate the development of ‘green’ materials that require less processing and are sufficiently alloyed to continue offering high wear resistance and extended service life,” Dr. Taherishargh said.
"Our customers in the mining and resources sector are increasingly focused on sustainability and we’re joining them on this journey having committed to being carbon neutral by 2030 for our Scope 1 and 2 emissions.
“As an energy intensive business, that’s no small feat.
“But we want to provide our customers with solutions that make their operations more efficient, more productive and ultimately more sustainable, and for Bradken that means looking at not just how we make our products but also the materials we use to make them.
Led by Dr. Taherishargh, Bradken’s in-house research teams in Newcastle and Perth in Australia and Coimbatore in India will work on the projects under the Circalloy ARC program, run by Associate Professor Daniel Fabijanic and Professor Matthew Barnett from Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials.
CircAlloy will build on the previous success of Bradken’s partnership with Deakin on the ARC Training Centre in Alloy Innovation for Mining Efficiency (mineAlloy).

For a Better Future

At Bradken we’re focused on one thing - being the resource sector’s preferred partner for innovative wear solutions. That means we understand our customers, their pain points and measures of success, along with the technical and performance requirements of their equipment and operations. With our own commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030, we're equipping the resource sector to sustainably advance society and deliver an optimised future.

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