Direct Nickel sets sights on a $30 Billion industry
Since working with CSIRO through the Enterprise Connect Researchers in Business program, Direct Nickel has overcome a technical challenge related to its nickel laterite process and set sights on the $30 billion per year nickel industry.
Modelling industrial granular flows
We’re using computer modelling techniques to model the flow of granular materials such as pharmaceutical or food powders and mineral sands or ores.
Communication and monitoring solutions
We are developing a diverse range of innovative applications to support a new era of ‘intelligent mining’ and in doing so we're helping Australia consolidate its position as a world leader in this field.
High amp testing: Energy savings
Jodie Parry investigates an unlikely source of energy loss in the metal production industry - the humble electrical connection.
Technology assessment: An integrated approach
We have developed an integrated technology assessment framework for evaluating the impacts of mineral industry operations and technologies. This incorporates both environmental and economic data that provide a broad view of the social impacts involved, based on dialogue and deliberation.
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Collaboration: 20 years and counting
This year the Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies celebrates its 20th anniversary, and Maryrose Cuskelly thinks there’s plenty more to come
Industry engagement: United nation
Over its 20-year lifespan the Parker Centre delivered world class hydrometallurgy research to the Australian minerals industry, but it seems all good things have to come to an end. Adam Courtenay reports
New research: Organic meets inorganic
Mineral explorers have had great success in using ancient coral reefs to find zinc deposits in the Kimberley, but links between organic matter and ore deposits remain a mystery. A WA research cluster is examining this relationship. Tim Treadgold reports
New research: Paradigm shift
Research and industry partners have come together to develop practical tools to predict the performance of certain ore bodies throughout the processing stage of the mine cycle. David Simpson reports
International: The Chilean connection
The CSIRO Chile Centre of Excellence is the first offshore venture for CSIRO. Kathy Uribe investigates how Australia’s national science agency ended up in South America
Research perspective: Strength in numbers
Australia’s future depends on research and industry working together, writes Dr Calum Drummond, group executive of manufacturing, materials and minerals research at CSIRO
Industry perspective: Cultivating good ideas
Sydney-based company Direct Nickel is set to unlock millions of tonnes of untapped nickel laterite reserves with a new extraction process, but it hasn’t worked alone. Direct Nickel managing director and CEO Russell Debney explains the benefits and importance of strategic collaboration.