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.

Transforming the heavy industrial sector to a low carbon future

Companies are invited to partner in the Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Centre (HILT CRC) to expedite the decarbonisation of Australia’s heavy industrial processes and produce materials vital to the local and global economies at lower costs and in more sustainable ways.

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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.


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Latest news



HyPT-2 Forum is virtual in 2021

Join us at the Second International Forum on Hydrogen Production Technologies (HyPT-2). This virtual event held September 14-16, 2021 (ACST) will bring together leading thinkers in industry and research to discuss the merits of alternative CO2-free hydrogen technologies. More information and registration at https://www.adelaide.edu.au/cet/seminars-events/hypt



2020 IMER Annual Report

The 2020 IMER Annual Report is now available to read.



HILT CRC has been awarded

The HILT CRC has today, 30 June 2021, been awarded $39 million in cash support over 10 years from the Australian Government to unlock more than $175 million investment from its partners which are located around the country, and fund the leading collaborative venture between heavy industry, government and researchers, who will accelerate this transition read more.



South Australia's exploration initiative

The South Australia Government's Department for Energy and Mining has announced round two of the Accelerated Discovery Initiative.