Shale Research Centre
The Shale Research Centre conducts experimental and theoretical research on shale properties and problems.
Evaluating trees for saline landscapes
CSIRO researchers have evaluated the performance of three tree species in saline landscapes in areas of low to medium rainfall, collecting important information for landholders and catchment managers.
Farming: roots and soil
CSIRO is studying plant roots and their association with soil and plant productivity to boost sustainable crop and pasture production.
Teamwork to repair power station turbines
An industry and research collaboration has resulted in a new in-situ repair technique for resurfacing worn power station turbine blades, without the need for the turbine to be dismantled.
Renewable sources are set to play an integral part in energy delivery.
CSIRO research in renewable energy aims to develop the underlying science and next generation technologies for energy production.
Reducing Australia's greenhouse emissions
To avoid dangerous climate change, the world needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This calls for broad-based action, and in Australia CSIRO is developing practical technologies to reduce emissions in the industry, agriculture, transport and energy sectors.
Identifying and recovering heat energy
Capturing emissions from waste-heat hot spots could potentially lead to electricity generation, according to a recent review conducted by the Energy Transformed Flagship.
Real options analysis
CSIRO researchers are providing a glimpse into the future of Australia’s energy industry through our work in modelling and scenario analysis.
CSIRO’s energy scenario modelling looks at where Australia’s energy sector was, is now and where it’s heading.
Our scientists are developing solutions to our mounting air, land and water pollution problems.
Our scientists are working with industry, regulators and the community in the search for solutions to our mounting air, land and water pollution problems.
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
CSIRO is researching the impact and benefits of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles on the electricity network, and how this low emission transport option could be integrated into our homes and cities in the future. (2 pages)
Platform-free oil and gas extraction
Current estimates suggest Australia has over A$1 trillion of oil and gas reserves that cannot be developed by conventional methods. With sub-sea and down-hole technologies, this resource is no longer out of reach.
Petroleum hydrogeology services at CSIRO
CSIRO has developed a team of hydrogeologists that have adapted special techniques for understanding hydrodynamic processes of the deep subsurface where oil and gas is generated and trapped and where CO2 can be safely stored for thousands of years.