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High amp testing: Energy savings

Jodie Parry investigates an unlikely source of energy loss in the metal production industry - the humble electrical connection.

Competing in a global market

Tim Thwaites explores retrofitting solutions for the Australian steel industry.

Feature: A vision in charcoal

The Australian steel industry has been hit hard by the high dollar, rising raw material prices and low cost imports. Technologies developed by CSIRO and its industry partners could set the industry on a new, low emissions path. Tony Heselev reports.

Ms Simone Carr-Cornish: exploring what contributes to sustainable outcomes from industries and innovations

Ms Carr-Cornish is an applied social researcher working to understand the social impacts of industries and innovations.

Our resilient coastal Australia

The Wealth from Oceans Flagship is providing Australia's governments, industries and communities with the scientific knowledge, tools and approaches to make wise decisions about our uses of coastal environments.

CSIRO Chile locations

CSIRO Chile links into research activities at sites in Chile and Australia.

Dr Steve Barnes: discovering more about ore deposits

Dr Steve Barnes is an economic geologist with a background in igneous petrology, geochemistry and volcanology and is CSIRO’s expert in komatiites.

Dr Mel Lintern: developing new ways to enhance mineral exploration using calcrete and biological media

Dr Mel Lintern is a geochemist specialising in the application of calcrete and biological media to enhance mineral exploration.

Driving sustainability through systems innovation

Reducing environmental impact with innovative solutions

Australia's shale gas potential

Shale gas has the potential to change the global energy market. Already, it has transformed the energy sector in the USA, positioning the USA as a potential net exporter rather than importer. Worldwide interest in shale gas has increased, and large shale gas reserves have since been identified in countries in Europe and Asia, as well as Australia.

Gilding the gum tree – scientists strike gold in leaves

Eucalyptus trees in the Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia are drawing up gold particles from the earth via their root system and depositing it in their leaves and branches.

Earth Science and Resource Engineering

Providing science and engineering solutions for the continuing growth of Australia's resources industry whilst delivering benefits to the economy, society and the environment.

Fugitive emissions from coal seam gas

Coal seam gas (CSG) is a rapidly expanding industry in Australia but at present there is very little measurement based information available regarding fugitive emissions from the CSG production process.

Australia and India to collaborate on clean fuel production

In a time when Australia’s liquid transport fuel supplies are declining and our transport needs are growing, a research partnership between Australia and India could provide a solution to a number of energy concerns and ultimately reduce the reliance of both countries on imported fuels.

Science into Society

The Science into Society Group applies social science expertise to understand human response to nationally-identified challenges, connecting stakeholders with the knowledge emerging from the latest scientific research. The Group has expertise across a broad range of social and natural sciences, and specialises in interdisciplinary research at the interface between science and society.

Offshore oil and gas

Working with industry, government and academia to deliver focused research and technology for the safe, efficient and sustainable use of Australia's marine wealth.

Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia

Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia provides the latest scientific knowledge as at 2011 on a series of climate change topics relevant to Australia and the world. It draws on peer-reviewed literature contributed to by thousands of researchers. Available as a free eBook.

Knowing our oceans, securing our future

By unlocking the secrets of ocean processes, ecosystems and resources, CSIRO is addressing national challenges in which oceans play a central role. (4 pages)

Helium thermochronology and U-Th-Pb-He triple-dating

CSIRO’s provides geochronology and thermal history analyses to the minerals and petroleum exploration industries via partnership in the John de Laeter Centre for Isotope Research.

Ms Peta Ashworth: understanding public perceptions to complex issues

Ms Peta Ashworth's work coordinates a range of social research projects for a number of CSIRO flagships as she and her team continually trial new and old ways to integrate social sciences into the scientific research programs of CSIRO.

Going underground: carbon capture and storage (Podcast 30 Aug 2013)

Experience gained extracting fossil fuels is being directly applied to storing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in deep underground reservoirs.

Energy group

The Energy Group aims to develop and apply innovative energy research that meets Australian future energy needs.

Unconventional gas capabilities

New research and development are giving us access to gas resources that were previously uneconomical.

CSIRO uses x-ray vision to detect unseen gold

Powerful x-rays can now be used to rapidly and accurately detect gold in ore samples, thanks to a new technique developed by CSIRO – a move that could save Australia’s minerals industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

Dr Joanna Parr: leading research on balancing our coastal pressures

Dr Joanna Parr leads the Wealth from Oceans Flagship's research into balancing the increasing pressure on Australia's coastline and providing systems to enable efficient resolution of conflicting objectives that arise in coastal development.

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