A new multi-purpose laboratory is now open at Calix’s Bacchus Marsh facility in Victoria, Australia. The new laboratory provides a significant increase to the company’s research and development capabilities and capacity, helping to speed up project development and drive new innovative applications of Calix’s core technology platform.
Supported by a $1m grant from the Australian Government, the new facilities are helping to transform Calix’s manufacturing capability for agriculture, marine and antimicrobial resistance applications, as well as freeing up existing resources for other applications across the Company, including developing Calix’s Advanced Batteries and Zero Emissions Steel TechnologY (ZESTY).
Further new equipment will add significant additional testing capacity to assess materials from prospective partners and customers for all lines of business. The ability to test and analyse materials on site supports rapid learning and feedback cycles across Calix’s research programs, propelling the development of the technology and its applications.
The new laboratory has supported the creation of six new jobs at the Bacchus Marsh site, with further recruitment planned in the coming months. In addition to its in-house facilities, Calix continues to collaborate with world-class research teams across the world, including through our partners at the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBI CRC),the Solving Antimicrobial Resistance in Agribusiness, Food, and Environments CRC (CRC SAAFE), the Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition CRC (HILT CRC), the Deakin University Battery Research and Innovation Hub (BatTRI-Hub) , and the Deakin University Recycling and Clean Energy Commercialisation Hub (REACH).