Iodine in Australian export thermal coals
A fact sheet on the occurrence of iodine in Australian and other coals, the behaviour of iodine during combustion and the environmental effects of iodine released as a consequence of coal use.
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.
HydroDec: the good oil on electricity
Unlike traditional recycling methods for transformer oils, the CSIRO developed process produces no toxic by-products.
Unlike traditional recycling methods for transformer oils, the CSIRO developed process enables the disposal of a large range of hazardous chemicals and waste without creating toxic by-products or hazardous emissions.
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.
Grains with oil inclusions (GOI™)
Grains with Oil Inclusions (GOI™) is a petrographic technique for identifying palaeo-oil zones in clastic rocks. It allows us to understand petroleum movement in the subsurface.
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.
Frequency of oil inclusions (FOI)
The FOI technique is used for oil exploration to detect oil migration and accumulation in carbonate petroleum systems. It allows us to understand the history of oil accumulation.
Fluorine in Australian export thermal coals
A fact sheet on the occurrence of fluorine in Australian and other coals, the behaviour of fluorine during combustion and the environmental effects of fluorine released as a consequence of coal use.
CSIRO Energy Technology
We are playing an essential role in researching and developing technologies to achieve the objective of near zero emissions from the use of energy worldwide.
Australia has abundant reserves of coal and natural gas, large potential supplies of biomass and geothermal energy, and virtually unlimited sunlight, wind, wave and tidal power. Using the resources wisely is our challenge.
Researching and commercialising future energy needs and alternative fuel sources.
Energy harvesting for sensor nodes
CSIRO scientists and engineers are developing new energy harvesting devices to capture energy from diverse sources to provide power for wireless sensor nodes.
Energy generation and storage
We’ve got the power – CSIRO is generating and storing energy.
Now and for the future, CSIRO is researching how to efficiently create energy from existing and new sources and how to store it.
CSIRO is developing alternative renewable energy generation technologies which rely on low level energy sources, such as vibrations and human movement, to produce electricity.
Energy from oil and gas overview
CSIRO is researching methods to improve the efficiency of power generation from fossil fuels.
Fossil fuels allow us to drive our cars, turn our lights on and take a hot shower. CSIRO is researching how to efficiently use these valuable fuels while reducing harmful emissions.
Energy for buildings
CSIRO is developing technologies and tools to control how energy is used, managed and generated in buildings, offices and homes.
Efficient energy management
CSIRO is finding ways to intelligently manage the way energy is used, transmitted and generated to reduce emissions, minimise energy consumption and save money.