Dr Colin Scott: exploring and exploiting enzymes
Dr Colin Scott is researching industrial and environmental applications for natural and laboratory-improved enzymes. He is the leader of the Biocatalysis Group at the Division of Ecosystem Sciences and of the Building Bioindustries Stream in the Bio-based Fibre and Industrial Products Theme.
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 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 February 2009 issue looks at the latest research in hydrometallurgy and how it is helping alumina, base metals and gold processors. (12 pages)
Urban water infrastructure technologies
Developing technologies to improve the nation's water infrastructure to deliver efficient and secure water supply for Australia's growing population and future industries.
Towards sustainable fertiliser use in the sugarcane industry
CSIRO has developed a new approach to the use of nitrogen fertilisers in sugarcane farming, known as N-Replacement. Initial trials suggest that the N-Replacement method could have major environmental and economic benefits for cane-growing regions and the Great Barrier Reef.
Economic costs of water pollution in Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Water pollution is a significant issue for many small island nations with fringing reefs. CSIRO estimated that sound watershed management could save the community of the Cook Islands millions of dollars that currently are spent dealing with the consequences of water pollution.
Winery wastewater management
This project aims to reduce the costs of wine production and demonstrate environmental leadership with a sustainable wastewater management strategy.
Restoring near-city catchments
The Restoring Near-City Catchments project aims to guide management plans for the restoration and protection of healthy waterways and water ecosystems in near-city catchments around Australia.
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.
Global Carbon Project figures
A factsheet detailing the 2007 data for the Global Carbon Project, a joint international project on the global carbon cycle.
Science for our environment
CSIRO and its partners seek to develop solutions to Australia’s environmental challenges.
CSIRO is committed to the challenge of using science, combined with community and industry knowledge, to make sure that our ecosystems are sustainable for the long term prosperity of Australia.
Charcoal: understanding nature’s filter
A new understanding of how charcoal formed in natural events like bushfires can minimise the effect of pollutants in soil and sediments as well as aquatic environments is made available through the results of this study.