Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT)
The Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) is a collaboration between CSIRO and the State Government of Queensland. Research at QCAT covers robotics and automation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, casting processes, mining science and engineering and improvement of iron ore processing.
The October 2010 issue of Process demonstrates how applying CSIRO expertise to a wide range of projects in the minerals sector will help to create wealth for Australia. (12 pages)
The June 2011 issue of Process celebrates the International Year of Chemistry by exploring the wide-ranging impact of chemical research on minerals processing. (12 pages)
The June 2010 issue of Process demonstrates how applying CSIRO expertise to a wide range of industry projects continues to have a positive impact on the Australian minerals sector. (12 pages)
The October 2008 issue shows how CSIRO is collaborating with research partners to maintain our scientific edge and help Australia's minerals industry maintain its competitive edge. (12 pages)
The June 2009 issue of Process looks at a diverse range of projects that aim to improve the environmental, economic and social sustainability of Australia's minerals and coal industries. (12 pages)
The February 2009 issue looks at the latest research in hydrometallurgy and how it is helping alumina, base metals and gold processors. (12 pages)
The February 2011 issue of Process highlights a number of projects where CSIRO’s expertise is being applied to increase the economic and environmental viability of mineral processes. (12 pages)
The first issue of resourceful was published in July, 2012.
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Industry perspective: Sustainable thinking
Head of sustainability at Downer Mining, Heather Bone, says to achieve a long-lasting approach to sustainability, the change must come from both upper management and the coalface.
Water use: the whole picture
A technique developed by CSIRO to measure and analyse the water footprint of key mineral commodities – from extraction to metal production – will assist the industry to plan for the future. Maryrose Cuskelly reports
Mining for development: Knowledge transfer
The International Mining for Development Centre is taking Australian knowledge to the international stage to facilitate sustainable mining practices in developing nations. Tim Thwaites reports
International: Delivering wealth
Stronger governance in developing countries and around the world is an important step towards removing corruption and delivering wealth to local communities. Adam Courtenay investigates the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the coalition that is making this happen.
Feature: Industry to hear community voice
A major new independent survey of public views about mining is designed to provide industry and government with a deeper understanding of the elements that influence trust in the industry. Tony Heselev reports