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Air Liquide a partner of FACET: French-Australian Centre for Energy Transition

Air Liquide is proud to announce that its joining the pioneering First Movers Group, delving into potential collaborations with the recently inaugurated French-Australian Centre for Energy Transition (FACET). This innovative initiative, unveiled by the Ministries for Foreign Affairs of both France and Australia, features key research and academic founding members Swinburne University of Technology, the French research and innovation centre CEA, and Université Grenoble-Alpes.

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French and Australian government announce new partnership to tackle global energy crisis

The French and Australian governments have today announced a historic new partnership to tackle climate change, launching FACET: French-Australian Centre for Energy Transition.

French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Catherine Colonna, and the Australian Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Tim Watts MP announced the joint endeavour at Swinburne’s  Hawthorn campus.

With partners from universities and industries across the world, FACET will strengthen Australia and France’s bilateral relationship by building cooperation on sustainable and inclusive energy initiatives, and support energy transition needs in the Indo-Pacific region.

The Centre will support wider adoption of sustainable energy solutions, support multilateral partnerships and lead the development of advance education and skills development to support an ambitious climate change response agenda.

With the support of the founding research and academic partners Swinburne University of Technology and the French research and innovation centre CEA, in collaboration with Université Grenoble Alpes, FACET will enable joint activities in innovation, research, education and training, with a strong focus on energy transition, thought leadership, low-carbon energy production and supply chain decarbonisation.

A group of “First Movers” comprised of sixteen French companies already established in Australia have indicated their eagerness to consider forming a partnership with the centre in the realms of research, training, innovation, and the creation of a network for energy transition stakeholders. Namely: Air Liquide, Airbus, Akuo Energy Pacific, Alstom, CMA-CGM, EDF Australia Pacific, Egis, HDF Energy, Keolis Downer, Neoen, RATP Dev, Safran, Schneider Electric, Systra ANZ, TotalEnergies.