Mineral to metal: Iron (Fe)
Iron is the second most common element on earth and is thought to be a major component of the earth’s crust and inner core.
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.
Bringing CSIRO research to the minerals industry.
Deep Exploration Technologies CRC
The Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre delivers research into more successful, cheaper and safer ways to drill, analyse and target deep mineral deposits.
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.
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.
VAMCAT generating energy from waste mine drainage gas
The Ventilation Air Methane Catalytic Turbine (VAMCAT) technology utilises methane from mine drainage gases to produce electricity turning the once hazardous waste product into power that can be used directly back into the mine.
CSIRO’s HyLoggingTM systems provide a means to routinely and objectively capture detailed mineralogical information from drill core, chips and powder using reflectance spectroscopy.
Geological carbon dioxide storage brochure
A brochure on geological carbon dioxide storage research activities including those in partnership with the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC). (2 pages)
CSIRO is researching the formation of hydrates in gas pipelines and developing cost-effective technologies to avoid flow disruptions.