Future Fuels Forum
The Future Fuels Forum brought together community, industry and government to plan for the future of transport fuels.
Ocean renewable energy
CSIRO modelling predicts that wave energy could play a large part in Australia’s future energy mix. Ocean energy extraction is an emerging technology and research is required on the nature of the resource, technology, performance and understanding the wider impacts.
Professor Andrew Holmes: CSIRO Fellow
Professor Andrew Holmes is a pioneer of research in organic electronics. He came as a Federation Fellow to CSIRO and The University of Melbourne with a world-leading reputation in this field.
Storing renewable energy
CSIRO is conducting research to overcome the challenges of intermittency, storage and dispatch of electricity generated from solar and wind energy.
Micro Fuel Cells
CSIRO-developed fuel cells could power a laptop computer for up to 24 hours, or a mobile phone for up to a month, before requiring a recharge.
UltraBattery sets new standard for HEVs
The odometer of a low emission hybrid electric test vehicle exceeded 100,000 miles as the car circled a track in the UK using the power of an advanced CSIRO battery system.
Biofuels research cluster
The biofuels research collaboration cluster will help Australia produce safe, sustainable transport fuels of the future.
Transforming the way we manage energy
CSIRO is developing an automated system to make electricity use by small consumers as efficient and cost-effective as it is for large industry players.
Solar intermittency: Australia’s clean energy challenge
Intermittency is one of the biggest barriers to the large-scale uptake of solar energy. Sunshine is difficult to accurately forecast, can change rapidly due to moving clouds, cannot be controlled and is not a source of energy 24 hours a day.
The National Solar Energy Centre
The National Solar Energy Centre is a focal point for solar research in Australia, bringing together state-of-the-test facilities for solar thermal, solar photovoltaic and solar cooling research and product development.
CSIRO Energy Centre
The CSIRO Energy Centre in Newcastle is a state-of-the-art facility which showcases a unique combination of energy efficient building design and small-scale generation units delivering renewable and low emission power to the site.
Dr Glenn Platt: engineering change in energy usage
Dr Glenn Platt is driving CSIRO’s research on energy efficiency and smart energy systems, improving how energy is delivered to and used by consumers, and developing cost effective technologies to cut greenhouse gas emission in Australia.
Dr Glenn Platt leads a team working on a diverse range of energy efficiency and clean generation technologies, from new types of wind generators through to energy management technologies for your house.