Flagship research into low emissions transport
Energy Transformed Flagship research into low emission transport addresses the complex issues of vehicle fuels, reducing emissions and building and managing more efficient transport networks.
Low emission electricity
The Flagship’s work in the area of low emission electricity centres upon the generation of ‘near-zero greenhouse gas’ electricity. (0:38)
Low emission distributed energy
This video raises issues surrounding low emission distributed generation systems and how they will challenge our ideas about energy supply and where we generate power. (0:30)
Flagship research into low emission electricity
Our reliance on coal for power generation results in high levels of greenhouse gas emissions. Working with the power generation industry, the Energy Transformed Flagship is researching ways to reduce these emissions while still meeting demand.
CSIRO working with Evonik to improve battery technology
The Energy Transformed Flagship is partnering with Evonik and Monash University to develop new lithium battery technology based on room temperature ionic liquids, which are safer and more versatile than conventional lithium battery electrolytes.
Lithium metal battery research
Our development of lithium metal technology will create a unique class of next generation batteries in a fast growing market.
Energy management by linked local controllers
CSIRO is developing control devices and software for homes and businesses that integrates and manages the energy needs of each major appliance, demands on the grid, and the needs and preferences of building occupants.
The Integrated Rankine Cycle project
The Integrated Rankine Cycle project examines how to utilise waste heat and consequently provides a number of pathways toward greenhouse gas reduction.
The Integrated Rankine Cycle project provides a method for producing solar thermal renewable electricity and for enhancing the efficiency of current and future fossil fuel distributed generation. Consequently it provides a number of pathways toward greenhouse gas reduction.
Improving energy efficiency
Our research program is designed to improve the efficiency of energy generation from fossil fuels.
Our research program is designed to improve the efficiency of energy generation from fossil fuels. We also investigate a broad range of technologies and practices in both traditional and future methods of energy generation.
Dr Gregory Wilson: Research Team Leader
Dr Gregory Wilson manages a CSIRO research team which focuses on new solar cell technologies: applying nanomaterials and photochemistry to develop next-generation organic solar cells.
Greenhouse gas mitigation in road transport
CSIRO’s economic and technology modelling capabilities contributed to the understanding of how the road transport sector is likely to respond to the introduction of emission trading in Australia.
Gas separation: providing clean gas for energy applications
CSIRO’s gas separation program provides gases such as syngas, hydrogen and methane at competitive costs. Applications include combustion, direct conversion to electricity in fuel cells and providing a starting point for liquid fuels production.
Capitalising on Australia’s natural gas resources
The demand for natural gas is growing and Australia’s large reserves generate research and development challenges that CSIRO is helping to meet with expertise in gas processing, conversion and a research base geared to meet the evolving needs of the methane economy.