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What is AGGAT?

The Heavy Engineering Research Association (HERA) has received funding from the Ministry for Business Innovation and Employments (MBIE) High Value Manufacturing and Services investment round. The funding is the Governments initial 2-year cornerstone contribution to a longer term co-operative research programme between HERA, metals engineering industry companies and research partners University of Canterbury and University of Auckland.

The annual Government contribution of close to $1M is matched by industry and research partners own contributions to the programme and demonstrates the commitment of both Government and industry to have New Zealand-sourced Organic Ranking Cycle (ORC) based power generation products on the market within 5 years. The research supported by this grant dovetails with HERAs wider market-driven Industry Development Roadmap Process, and reinforces New Zealands international geothermal capability offerings.

Increasing interest in geothermal energy and capturing of waste heat present major opportunities for New Zealand Companies, particularly those looking at global export markets. HERA, with input from industry, academia and key stakeholders, has developed an AGGAT Research Roadmap, which details themes within a research framework and identifies key research questions and aims. Contactthe team for more details.