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Critical minerals, critical for Australia's future

The success of the global energy transition relies heavily on the mineral resources sector. As demand for solar panels, wind turbines, and battery storage climbs ever higher, so too does our need for a growing supply of critical minerals.

With a strong resource base and high environmental, social, and governance standards, Australia is well placed to capitalise on this transition, providing new jobs and prosperity across the country.

But we also face great challenges in expanding our footprint across the value chain. Raw materials are often shipped overseas for refinement and manufacture, leading to increased emissions, reduced transparency, and uncertain supply. CSIRO is working across the sector and the value chain, from exploration to processing and beyond, to maximise Australia’s position as a trusted global supplier of critical minerals and ensure success on the path to Net Zero.

CSIRO has a storied history of ground-breaking innovation, successful commercialisation, and results-focused collaboration with industry. As the world stands at cross-roads in the clean energy transition, we are seeking partners to help make Australia the trusted global supplier of critical minerals. With opportunities for commercialisation, science collaboration, and mission-based projects, CSIRO stands ready to support partners big and small. We hope you can join us.

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