Strategic Relationships

As we pursue leadership in technology commercialisation in our chosen markets our competitive advantage will be sustained by strategic insight, meaningful and mutually rewarding relationships and agility.

Our business model is based on partnering with or engaging the services of, experts in those fields essential to the technical and commercial development of our technologies.

Research & Development

Fundamental Research

Based in the township of Churchill in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, Federation University is a lignite expert with world-class facilities, providing ECT with collaborative resources in pursuit of technology and product development.

Industry Research

The FEnEx CRC aims to execute cutting-edge, industry-led research, education and training to help sustain Australia’s position as a leading LNG exporter and enable it to become the leading global hydrogen exporter, with a focus on helping drive hydrogen research efforts to achieve a cost of production under $2 per kilogram by 2030.

Industry Research

HILT-CRC is positioned to be Australia’s leading collaboration in transforming heavy industry for the low-carbon economy. Participants will seek to develop and demonstrate the technologies needed to grow Australia’s economy, unlocking a potential value of $48.7 billion in annual revenue and $92 billion in investments while mitigating CO2 emissions.

Project Development & Engineering

Research Services

GrapheneX is a pioneer in developing innovative manufacturing processes and material technologies and a founding industry partner of the Clayton Hydrogen cluster, playing a key role to test, trial and demonstrate new and emerging hydrogen technologies.

Feedstock Trial Partner

ECT & EA undertook a project to recommission the lignite export terminal at the Yalourn mine to enable sufficient lignite supply to ECT's COLDry demonstration project at Bacchus Marsh.

Complementary Technology

End-of-life tyre resource recovery solution.

ECT and GDT working together to investigate the potential development of GDT’s first Victorian plant at ECT’s Bacchus Marsh site.

Fabrication & Construction

Operating out of Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
DHC is an engineering and heavy metal fabrication company that caters to the construction, mining, heavy transport, processing and manufacturing industries.

Electrical & Automation

BRE Services is an industrial solutions provider offering electrical, automation and mechanical services.

Strategic Partner

As the original developers of the COLDry technology and owner of JBD Industrial Park, where our R&D facility is located, the Calleja Group are a cornerstone partner and founding shareholder of ECT.

Community & Stakeholder

Hydrogen Industry Advocacy

The Gippsland Hydrogen Cluster encourages government investment, drives technology innovation, attracts business investment, and develops local industry, leading to a brighter and stronger future for Gippsland.

The Cluster achieves this through collaboration and advocacy in identifying economic, social and environmental opportunities to secure government and private investment, developing both the hydrogen sector and our region.

Community Advocacy

As the region’s lead industry representative voice to government, the Committee for Gippsland (C4G) brings together groups representing all sectors of business, industry and community views to collaborate on regional priorities to benefit Gippsland communities.


Intellectual Property Protection

DCC is one of the largest, most respected IP firms servicing local and international clients with all their IP needs.

Accounting & Corporate Advisory

RSM is one of Australia's leading corporate advisory and accounting firms.


Cornwalls is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected independent law firms, offering a full range of commercial law services.

Finance Provider

InvestVictoria provides finance through its R&D cashflow loan facility.