Energy, Mining & Resources
Generating abundant clean energy is essential for sustainable living. So too is the efficient supply of critical minerals. So we’re enhancing both. From exploration to delivery; for our homes, businesses and industry.
Matching world-class research expertise in earth sciences, mining engineering and artificial intelligence with broader strengths in science, economics and social planning, we’re finding better ways to power our world.
With the goal of developing a sustainable graphene-based industry in Australia and world-wide, the team at the University of Adelaide’s ARC Graphene Research Hub has made several significant breakthroughs in graphene manufacturing and utilisation.Read more about Growing the graphene industry
Unearthing rare earths: Why mining critical metals is vital to our future, and why Australia is well placed to profit.Read more about Assoc. Prof. Carl Spandler
In what is believed to be a world-first, an Adelaide-based start-up has developed a new, low cost, sustainable method of producing activated carbon.Read more about Harnessing low cost, sustainable, activated carbon from waste
How do fluids such as water, gas and petroleum move in the earth?Read more about What's really going on during fracking
It is a fact that in a country like Australia, dominated by the primary production of commodities such as iron ore, copper and alumina, the industrial processes that produce these for export account for around half of our energy consumption.Read more about Solar thermal for mineral processing
Imagine 10 years from today, an underground mine, where waste water is continuously pumped out to keep it dry. University of Adelaide researchers are looking into ways to build a better world, and turn this nuisance into a fuel source through hydrogen fuelled vehicles!Read more about Solar for hydrogen production