Positioning Australia's mineral resources to drive new technologies, innovation and global electrification
Australia's advantage in global technology
Leaders comment: The importance of Australia’s minerals sector as an ‘essential industry’ for our country has never been more visible than it is right now during the COVID-19 crisis.
Closing the loop on energy metals
Technology is hungry for energy metals and minerals, many of which are becoming increasingly scarce. Efforts to recycle these critical materials from e-waste and batteries have so far had disappointing results. CSIRO is working on solutions
How can Australian industries meet their emission targets ?
Collaboration is a key strategy industries need to harness in order to meet their emissions targets, and CSIRO can help
What is a critical metal anyway?
Fashionable as it might be to talk about critical metals in a world migrating towards a clean-energy future it is equally important to ask why some metals are considered critical and others not.
Reducing the carbon intensity of the iron making value chain
Increased scrutiny over greenhouse gas emissions in iron and steel production have prompted all parties involved in its value chain to invest significant resources into reducing their carbon footprint. ROBERT HOBSON reports
Hydrogen's key role in decarbonising the mining industry
Hydrogen has risen to dizzy heights in recent years as a promising zero-carbon fuel across the world, and although many hydrogen energy systems are in the demonstration phase, the mining sector is set to be an early adopter. FRAN MOLLOY reports
Researchers target efficiency and industry footprint
Striving to increase efficiency – doing more with less by working smarter to make discoveries while reducing its footprint and emissions – is how the Australian minerals exploration industry will thrive. TONY HESELEV reports