IMER operates at the international forefront of the mineral, energy and resource sectors, showcasing our finest talent in large-scale research and innovation outcomes, with the capacity to pursue higher-risk, cutting-edge projects.

"We look forward to working together in pursuit of sustainable prosperity for our city, state, nation and world."Prof Michael Goodsite, Interim Director IMER


Transforming the heavy industrial sector to a low carbon future

Companies are invited to partner in a new proposal to the Australian Government to form a 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. Prospectus now available.

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Clean copper concentrates for the world

Professor Nigel Cook has written an article about his research into cleaning copper concentrates to increase their quality, for the mining journal Australian Resources and Investment.



Commercialising alumina refining using solar heat

An Australian research team led by Professor Gus Nathan, Director of the Centre for Energy Technology, at the University of Adelaide have demonstrated for the first time, a novel solar reactor for calcining alumina, a process which typically takes place at around 950C.



Exciting new scholarship and job opportunities in critical minerals

The University of Adelaide is developing research strength in the area of critical minerals.



Dr Kathryn Amos receives 2020 SACOME award

Congratulations to Dr Kathryn Amos, Head of the Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources (ASPER), at the University of Adelaide, who has received the 2020 South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) Exceptional Woman in Resources Award.