From creating new start-ups based on breakthrough CSIRO technologies to funding initiatives that help small and medium sized exploration, mining and METS companies access world class R&D, this issue continues our focus on how we support SMEs to thrive, innovate and grow.
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Decades of CSIRO research led to the creation of a world-leading mining innovation company whose technology is making processes more precise, profitable and sustainable. By JANE NICHOLLS
Exploring for mineral deposits in remote and deeply weathered terranes is challenging on many fronts. Finding these blind deposits requires expensive drilling and a lot of sampling and laboratory assays. IAIN COPP writes
Ultrafine+, a CSIRO-developed analytical workflow licenced to Western Australian analytical services company, LabWest, is seeing an upsurge in demand from mineral exploration companies. TIMOTHY CONNELL reports
CSIRO is leading a consortium of organisations to highlight any potential impacts of a deep-sea mining proposal. By RUTH DAWKINS
CSIRO’s automated real-time in-situ groundwater monitoring system Vesi™ has funding to dive into new territories to revolutionise the way industries and utilities can manage water quality. By JANE NICHOLLS
Humans have re-used wastewater for thousands of years. As demand for fresh water supplies grow, communities need improved water re-use technologies to give them resilient, sustainable and high-quality water stocks. By FRAN MOLLOY
With the hydrogen industry still in the early stages of development, community acceptance will be crucial to whether it succeeds. A new CSIRO report examines public attitudes around not just how hydrogen is used, but also its production, storage and transport. By CHRIS McKAY