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Flight Path to Sustainable Aviation Fuels

With emissions reduction and fuel security in mind, Australia and New Zealand’s main aviation players approached CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship to work collaboratively on a study that would help plan a sustainable future for aviation fuels.

The Energy Futures Forum (EFF)

The Energy Futures Forum completed its major objectives and released its final report The heat is on: the future of energy in Australia in December 2006.

Australia's largest solar thermal research hub

The first of its kind in Australia, this large-scale demonstration site will be an international hub for researching and commercialising concentrated solar energy technologies.

Future Fuels Forum

The Future Fuels Forum brought together community, industry and government to plan for the future of transport fuels.

Dr Nancy Schellhorn: researching ecosystem services

Dr Nancy Schellhorn leads the Spatial Ecology team in CSIRO and is researching ecosystem services through the study of beneficial and pest invertebrates within native habitats and managed environments.

Electric Driveway: vehicles and household power

CSIRO is evaluating the benefits and impact of electric vehicles on Australia’s electricity networks and energy systems, and in the homes and cities of the future, to help reduce emissions from electricity generation and transport.

Energy overview

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.

Geothermal energy: clean and sustainable energy for the future

CSIRO is developing and applying geothermal capabilities to help secure Australia's energy future in a low emissions world.

Precision Viticulture: understanding vineyard variability

CSIRO’s precision viticulture research gives grapegrowers and winemakers the tools to manage vineyard variation and make better use of financial and natural resources.

Precision Agriculture: developing capacity for the sugar industry

Current research aims to help canegrowers and the broader sugar industry to take advantage of the tools and techniques of precision agriculture (PA) in pursuit of both production and natural resource management goals.

Dr Andrew Ash: managing tropical landscapes for production and sustainability

With a background in tropical livestock systems and climate adaptation, Andrew Ash aims to analyse and understand climatic and management drivers in tropical landscapes to achieve desirable economic and environmental outcomes for rural communities.

Sustainable pastoralism in the rangelands and savannas

CSIRO’s research expertise in sustainable pastoralism is providing information to land managers to encourage greater productivity while maintaining the natural resources upon which they rely.

Science for tomorrow: New developments

This article from Farming Ahead contains four stories on bushfire research, design and management of plantings for greenhouse mitigation, the use of local seed in revegetation and indigenous values guiding water research in the north (1 page)

Dr Mark Cooksey: designing and optimising mineral processes

Dr Mark Cooksey is applying industry experience in process improvement to the development and optimisation of new processes.

Renewable Energy and Transformations student workshop (New South Wales)

Learn all about the different types of energy and how they are harnessed in the hands-on Renewable Energy & Transformations program, run by CSIRO for New South Wales students in Years 7 - 8.

Investigating Climate Change student workshop (New South Wales)

Climate change is the biggest environmental issue facing the world today. Investigate factors that contribute to global warming, explore some of the effects of climate change and discover what you can do.

UltraBattery: no ordinary battery

This innovative advancement on conventional battery design from the Energy Transformed National Research Flagship delivers low cost, long life, high performance power and provides a solution for future energy storage needs.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions through carbon dioxide storage

Experience gained extracting fossil fuels can be reversed and applied to storing carbon dioxide greenhouses gas in underground reservoirs.

Air Conditioning Research Facilities

CSIRO has established a team of building energy experts and state-of-the-art test facilities to develop and assess conventional air conditioning and new solar cooling techniques and technologies.

Farming Ahead: CSIRO and related articles from 2009

Farming Ahead magazine regularly features CSIRO's research for the agricultural sector. This is a list of CSIRO articles published in the magazine throughout 2009.

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.

Process magazine

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)

Process magazine

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)

Process magazine

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)

Process magazine

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)

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