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New Research Consortium Boost to Mining Sector


Advanced technologies, including the Industrial Internet of Things, will be used by a new research consortium being launched today to help boost South Australia’s copper production and develop globally competitive mining technology services sector in the state. [Read more]

New project to boost copper extraction from sub-economic deposits


IMER has been awarded a new project to extract copper and other minerals from sub-economic deposits.  $2.8m awarded by the Australian Government’s Co-operative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) Scheme to a collaboration led by Environmental Copper Recovery SA Pty Ltd and including researchers from the University of Adelaide. [Read more]

Solar thermal energy for lowering emissions in alumina production

Solar thermal energy

Our researchers have found that introducing concentrating solar thermal (CST) technologies to the Bayer alumina process could enable a 29-45% solar share.  This would displace the need for natural gas and decrease operating fuel costs. [Read more]

Data tools game-changer for mining and exploration

Geovision launch

Research scientists and industry are joining together to develop and commercialise new tools using cutting-edge digital technologies including machine learning that they say will be a game-changer for mining and exploration. [Read more]

Unlocking South Australia’s copper resources

The University of Adelaide will lead a $14.6 million research consortium to develop advanced technologies to boost South Australia’s copper production and develop a globally competitive mining technology services sector in the state. [Read more]

Minerals & Energy Research: Outcomes with Impact

Sustainable use and development of the world’s mineral and energy resources relies on challenge-based interdisciplinary research partners.  This is our strength.  Highlights of our innovative work over the last 12 months is featured in our latest publication, the IMER Annual Report 2016 available online now.  See case studies below where you can read about our innovative work. [Read more]

Re-imagining SA’s energy future through a US and international lens

The 2017 Luxton Memorial Lecture [Read more]

Uni of Adelaide is founding partner of Climate-KIC Australia

The University of Adelaide has today been announced as a founding partner of a national initiative aimed at better positioning entrepreneurs, developers and low carbon technology start-ups to bring their climate solutions to market. [Read more]

Research Hub investigating new ways of removing lead from copper ore

A team of scientists, engineers and regulators are working to increase the sustainability of copper production from Australia’s iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) resources. [Read more]

More extensive minerals processing made possible by partnership with University of Queensland

The ARC Research Hub for Australian Copper-Uranium can now undertake state of the art minerals processing research, thanks to its partnership with the University of Queensland. [Read more]

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