Who we are: 

ISER is the brand champion of University of Adelaide wide initiatives and key portal of research capabilities within sustainability,  energy and resources, wherever they may be anchored in our Faculties and Institutes. ISER coordinates the University’s [forthcoming] Sustainability Research Strategy and leads large scale collaborative research efforts across our academic ecosystem.


To be a globally recognised transdisciplinary and collaborative thought leader within the domains of Sustainability, Energy and Resources.


Building a better future through globally impactful large scale transdisciplinary and collaborative sustainability research to advance towards Net Zero, anchored in one of the most liveable cities and states in the world.

ISER Presentation

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



PRIF Mining Consortium Annual Assembly 2022

Friday 22nd July 2022 I 9:30am – 5:00pm I The Adelaide Convention Centre (Riverbank Room 5) and via Zoom (link will be provided closer to the event).



Soil Carbon Increases Under Cover Crops

The level of soil organic carbon (SOC) was almost 23 per cent higher in areas that had cover crops directly below vines, when compared to a standard method of spraying herbicide on the soil.



HiTeMP-3 Forum 26-28 September 2022

The 2022 forum will build on the outcomes of the previous HiTeMP forums and identify the next steps for decarbonising heavy industry. Join world-leading experts and participate in the discussion to further shape a carbon-constrained future and prepare for the new, low-carbon economy.



Improving Border Adjustment Mechanisms

The Institute for International Trade (IIT) releases a major new paper on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms (CBAMs).


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