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Corporate entry Australian CRC for Renewable Energy (1996 - 2004)

1 July 1996
Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia
30 June 2004
Energy, Industrial or Scientific Research and Conservation or Environment
Alternative Names
  • ACRE
  • Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Renewable Energy
Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150


Established in July 1996, the Australian Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Renewable Energy (ACRE) conducted research into power generation, storage and conditioning, energy efficiency, system integration and policy analysis. The CRC ceased to operate from Dec 2003, but some aspects of it continued on as ACRE Ltd, which was wound up on 30 June 2004. Many of the activities formerly undertaken by ACRE are now undertaken by the Research Institute for Sustainable Energy (RISE).

From their Web site (, May 2002: "The Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Renewable Energy (ACRE) seeks to create an internationally competitive renewable energy industry. ACRE brings together excellent research capabilities and market knowledge into a world class centre for innovation and for the commercialisation of renewable energy systems."

Published resources


  • Cooperative Research Centres Program (Australia), CRC Compendium / Cooperative Research Centres Program, Australia (Canberra: Australian government Publishing Service, 1996), 72 pp. Details


Ailie Smith