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



Partnership focuses on Australian carbon capture and storage research

IMER is delighted to share the news that the Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources (ASPER) is teaming up with Chevron Australia to create a new state-of-the-art facility for carbon storage research that will accelerate Australia’s transition to cleaner energy sources and net zero emissions. Read more



Students honoured in NASA space robotics challenge

IMER is delighted to share the news that a team of undergraduate and honours students from the Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources at the University of Adelaide has been awarded third prize and US$75,000 in the NASA Space Robotics Challenge , as well as an Innovation Award for its work on critical challenges in the competition. Read more



SA Scientist of the Year Finalist

Congratulations to Professor Shizhang Qiao who is a finalist in the SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards in the Scientist of the Year category.



HILT CRC appoints new CEO

IMER is delighted to announce that HILT CRC has appointed Felicity Lloyd as the Chief Executive Officer.   


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