IMER operates in the mining and minerals, energy and resources sectors, showcasing the University of Adelaide’s finest talent in large-scale research and industry innovation.

We actively pursue cutting-edge, modern energy system projects, to create a vision for a more sustainable world. We collaborate across the globe to make this vision a reality.

Copper for Tomorrow CRC bid

Copper is essential in our transition to a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future. It’s a sustainable copper paradox: how do we increase the production of copper needed for society, and do so by processing lower grade ores, without using more energy and water, and producing more waste? The proposed Copper For Tomorrow CRC (for submission in 2022) will bring together industry and researchers to solve this challenge while helping companies to achieve their environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) goals and remain profitable.

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Hydrogen CRC bid

The Hydrogen CRC Bid (for submission in 2022) is on track to become the largest single initiative in the country’s history focused on supporting the development of the emerging Australian hydrogen sector. It will provide much needed resources, capabilities, linkages and partners that can accelerate and de-risk the developing hydrogen industry and related projects. CRC’s are industry led and driven and your input is essential in to ensuring the bid addresses industry needs.

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Building a critical mass of people and knowlege in critically important minerals

The Critical Mineral Research Centre is the go-to group for multidisciplinary research programs. It is the only one of its kind in Australia, and one of only a few worldwide. We cover end-to-end critical minerals research and education, from early prospectivity analyses to resource definition to mineral processing.


Latest news



Adelaide hosts successful forum on Hydrogen Production Technologies

The Centre for Energy Technology at the University of Adelaide has held another successful international forum on hydrogen production technologies.



Experts focus on hydrogen production tech

Experts from around the world will meet to discuss the latest technology and developments in the hydrogen sphere at a virtual international forum convened by the University of Adelaide this week (14-16 September). Full details and registration for the HyPT-2 Forum are available at https://www.adelaide.edu.au/cet/seminars-events/hypt



Stijn Glorie announced as an ARC Future Fellow recipient

IMER is proud to support Associate Professor Stijn Glorie, who has won an ARC Future Fellowship!



Mapping Earth’s deep crustal source of Victoria’s gold deposits: a new paper published in Nature’s Scientific Reports

Congratulations to Professor Graham Heinson, Director of the Mawson Geo Centre and Deputy Director of IMER, who has had a new paper published in the prestigious Nature's Scientific Reports entitled "Lower crustal resistivity signature of an orogenic gold system".


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