HBIS-UQ Innovation Centre for Sustainable Steel

ICSS HBIS Funding Projects 2023 are opening for application​

The HBIS Funding Guidelines and Expression of Interest (EOI) template (2023) are now available to download.

Contact admin-icss@uq.edu.au to learn more.

Download HBIS Grant Funding Application Guidelines (PDF, 247 KB) Download the Expression of Interest template (DOCX, 100.9 KB)

The HBIS-UQ Centre for Sustainable Steel (ICSS) is discovering innovative ways to make steel manufacturing more productive with better environmental outcomes.

Bringing together the intellectual power of UQ researchers and opportunities to apply new knowledge at one of the world’s most advanced steel plants, the ICSS is changing global practice in metallurgy, steel-based technologies, and environmental engineering.

Located within UQ’s world-leading School of Chemical Engineering, it’s a collaborative venture with UQ’s partners in China, strengthening the trade between mind and mined resources for the benefit of the planet.

What we do

Click on the links below for more information about the ICSS research group.

The Centre conducts strategic researches supporting HBIS to achieve their business objectives by developing innovative environmental technology and high quality steel materials.
Staff and student exchange programs develop research skills, technical capabilities and related management expertise in finance, intellectual property, leadership and enterprise development.
Focusing on environmental engineering, metallurgical resources and high-quality steel manufacturing, ICSS scientists are breaking new ground in sustainable metals research.

Our partnerships

UQ is proud to partner with HBIS, one of the titans of the global steel industry.

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Based in Shijiazhuang, China, HBIS is listed on Fortune’s Global 500. The company has committed A$2.5 million to the ICSS over five years to benefit from UQ’s research capacity and create training opportunities for its people. With 20 subsidiaries and a business scope covering more than 110 countries and regions, HBIS also has major interests in steel trade and equipment manufacturing, financial securities, and logistics.