Our researchers are investigating how to make the metal production industry more sustainable
Our research in mineral processing includes fluid process modelling, high temperature processing, hydrometallurgy, materials characterisation, processing and agglomeration, and process engineering
Our researchers in mineral exploration have expertise in many areas including geochemistry, geophysics, 3D mineral mapping, geoscience data infrastructure and modelling
Perth established as one of world's top five geothermal cities
Funding for a major Australian geothermal project and establishing Perth as one of the world’s top five 'geothermal cities' were celebrated as some of the major achievements of the Western Australian Geothermal Centre of Excellence (WAGCOE), at its successful conclusion today.
Dr Nina Lansbury Hall: energy use and climate change
Dr Nina Hall is a social researcher helping low-income Australians to more efficiently use energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money on their energy bills, and increase their wellbeing through more comfortable heating and cooling.
Sydney: North Ryde, NSW (CSIRO North Ryde)
CSIRO's North Ryde site is in the heart of Sydney's hi-tech hub and near Macquarie University. More than 500 staff members work in mining, food, manufacturing, sustainability, health, petroleum and more.
Robocop maintains order in oil wells
CSIRO has developed an autonomous, self powering, energy efficient, wireless downhole robot to check that all is well down oil wells. The robot travels through all or part of an oil well, measuring important production variables such as temperature, pressure, flow rate at specific locations and times. This information is essential for petroleum companies to maximise their production and determine if there are any potential problems down the well. Amongst its many features, the robot also has its own smart energy system which allows it to be mostly self powering and operate on minimal energy.
Coal grain analysis information is providing a better understanding of the coal performance in existing applications, such as coke making and conventional power generation.
Diesel designs cut health risk
CSIRO researchers are developing technologies to improve the health and safety of mine workers by reducing their exposure to damaging particulates.