Welcome to the Centre of Recovered Resources

Centre of Recovered Resources (CORR) is a centre that facilitates industry-led research with the overall aim of developing upcycling approaches to decommissioned energy and mining infrastructure (recovered resources). CORR is bridging the academia and the industry to achieve more robust and innovative solutions to industry problems. 

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To develop applicable solutions to redirect the decommissioned resources towards the development of renewable energy infrastructure.

Mission Statement

CORR, renowned for its expertise in developing solutions to recover and repurpose waste materials is dedicated to the safe and efficient decommissioning of fossil fuel-based infrastructure in Australia. CORR aims to repurpose decommissioned infrastructure to support the development of renewable energy industry.
With a growing global emphasis on transitioning towards cleaner energy sources, by repurposing and reusing decommissioned fossil fuel infrastructure, valuable resources can be recovered and redirected to support the renewable energy sector. This will reduce pressure on the already fragile ecology, decrease carbon emissions, and maximize the utilization of existing infrastructure and reduce the impact of waste and its associated enviro-economics.

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Our Research

CORR will operate under the following five main themes

Theme 1

Condition assessment - structural health and environmental impact assessment of existing energy and mining infrastructure

Theme 2

Process optimisation – optimised processing of recovered energy and mining resources

Theme 3

Upcycling - material technologies and engineered products

Theme 4

Sustainability and circular economy - lifecycle performance analysis

Theme 5

Education and training

Lead the industry transformation

Research led training and education

Upskilling the workforce

Collaborative R&D with world leading academics

A research team with excellent outcomes

Tax incentives

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Partner with CORR

CORR collaborates with industries and research institutions to induce a technological transformation in the Australian energy and mining industries. As a key partner of the CORR, you could be a pioneer in leading this transformation.

Led by the University of Melbourne, CORR brings together prominent Australian research institutions with industries. This platform provides an opportunity for you to conduct R&D and participate in the highest quality research and ethical standards of practice.

One of the main funding schemes that CORR will pursue is an ARC-funded industrial transformation research hub. Through this research hub, CORR aims to provide high-quality, research-led training to its partners, researchers, and PhD students. An industry partner may propose some of their high-performing staff members to pursue a PhD or co-supervise potential PhD candidates to conduct research (subject to the selection criteria for PhD candidature at the respective university).

In addition to inventing new materials, products, and processes, CORR will provide opportunities to engage in training activities such as workshops, seminars, and on-the-job training. CORR will also provide opportunities to learn from foreign markets and international experts.

The University of Melbourne has successfully established a similar ARC-Industrial Transformation Training Centre in the past, providing a platform for innovation and training for its partners. You may read about the centre’s achievements here: https://camph.eng.unimelb.edu.au/#outcomes.

Registering your R&D work with CORR and the Department of Industry, Science, Energy, and Resources could bring tax offsets at 38.5% for entities with an annual aggregate turnover of AUD 20 million or greater and 43.5% for others for eligible expenses.