Enhancing the value of Australian copper resources.

Hub researchers are developed and tested new, cost-effective ways to remove non-target metals from copper concentrates from ores in South Australia and beyond.

The Hub was funded by the Australian Research Council, BHP Billiton, OZ Minerals and the Department of State Development from 2015 to 2020.

Research program

Our research aims and how we're working to achieve them.


Industry and research partners, and information on how to get involved.

Staff, students & mentors

Who's working on what and their contact details.

News & events

Media releases, announcements and upcoming events.


Our partners

OZ Minerals
Department of Energy and Mining
Department of Defence Science and Technology
Flinders University
Monash University
Australian Government | Australian Research Council
The University of Adelaide
The University of Queensland