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Issue 25: January 2022

Science for impact

Welcome back 

Happy New Year from CSIRO, Australia's national science agency.

In 2022 we look forward to sharing more stories from our mineral resources researchers and R&D industry partners.

We are always happy to hear your feedback and help you find more information on any stories or topics we feature.

We hope you enjoy this issue!

Leader's comment

Team CSIRO delivering impact for the minerals industry

The Australian resources sector is well positioned to support the push to 'build back better' out of the pandemic world and to help drive major global megatrends such as the energy transition and ongoing disruption from technological advances where minerals are critical. ROB HOUGH writes

Water security

How science is boosting Australia's water security

Scientists and researchers from across CSIRO are developing innovative projects to bank water for future needs. JANE NICHOLLS reports


Minerals that matter

Behind all successful mining operations is a deep understanding of a deposit's mineralogy — not only the valuable minerals, but also the valueless or 'gangue' minerals. One of the main reasons that new mining projects fail is geometallurgical problems and therefore ongoing mineral characterisation is critical during life-of-mine, writes IAIN COPP

Carbon capture and storage

Developing best practice monitoring methods for offshore carbon sequestration

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) in rocks of the offshore continental margins is an exciting and rapidly expanding area of opportunity. A recent CSIRO project focused on developing robust measurement and monitoring approaches to provide assurance of subsurface CO2 storage. RUTH DAWKINS reports

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