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.
Professor Alan Collins from the Department of Earth Sciences is leading a University of Adelaide collaboration with the MinEx CRC’s National Drilling Initiative (NDI). 'Data generated by the NDI will attract exploration investment to Australia', Professor Collins says. Read the new IMER case study for more information.
The University of Adelaide and Tianjin University are leading an Australia-China Joint Research Centre proposal for a Joint Research Centre for Hydrogen Energy (JRC-HE). The centre aims to address critical problems for the commercialisation of a Hydrogen Energy for both countries, ranging from hydrogen production and scaling up, to the end-use of hydrogen and associated techno-economic analysis. We are now seeking research partners and feedback on the Joint Research Centre for Hydrogen Energy Prospectus, before the end of July 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.