Mining hope

Large mining trucks transporting platinum ore for processing

The Discovery Pod: Season 2, Episode 7

Welcome to The Discovery Pod, where we talk to leading experts from the University of Adelaide about solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. 

Ironically, humanity’s push for sustainability will require greater quantities of mineral resources than ever. To reach the UN’s Sustainable Development goals by 2050, for example, we’re going to have to mine more copper in the next three decades than we have in the entire history of civilisation. How can we do that sustainably?

Our host, Isobel Marshall, unpacks the issues with environmental engineer Professor Michael Goodsite, and PhD candidate Tom Payten, whose work focuses on the development of real-time, mineral-specific sensors.

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