ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre


We are an Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre. Our research is in Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) striving for cost effective LNG at all scales and in deep water and remote locations. The Centre has $5M in funding from the ARC and $4M from 9 Industry Partners for five years. The LNG research has a strong industry focus and aims to increase growth, productivity and capabilities in this key Australian industry.

Micro Scale LNG Plant

MicroScale Plant Graphic

The flagship project for the Training Centre is to establish a micro-scale LNG plant and associated research facility. The world first facility will have training, research and demonstration capabilities. This will help accelerate the deployment of new technology by demonstrating new processes in a live plant environment. Initial design and costing work has been carried out in partnership with Clough and GE Oil & Gas and we are currently seeking Industry and Government investment to make the plant a reality. You can view a 3D fly through of the proposed plant here.

LNG Futures Facility Brief

Partnering with Industry

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UWA has a strong history of collaborating with industry and we are excited about the possibilities of building on this with our nine industry partners for the Training Centre.

Academic Partners


Although the majority of the research is to be carried out at UWA we have strong ties to both national and international universities making the Training Centre a truly national and global affair. Collaborating with our partners on the Training Centre projects we have projects and PhD students located at UWA, University of Queensland, University of Melbourne, Curtin University and the University of Adelaide. We also have collaborative partnerships with the University of Auckland, Northeastern University in China, CSIRO, Colorado School of Mines and the National University of Seoul.

Industrial Placements


A key part of the Training Centre is to foster stronger collaboration between researchers and industry.  Part of this is to provide industrial placements for our Research Fellows and PhD students. Each PhD student must spend a total of one year in the LNG industry throughout the course of their research.