The lithium-ion waste problem hiding in your pocket
Our researchers are creating sustainable technologies to reduce lithium-ion waste from everyday technology.
Heavy metals rock termite mounds
Zinc isotopes found in manganese crust samples of soils and termite mounds are helping mineral explorers find hidden deposits of critical metals below the surface.
Sun and dusted! Highlights from the World Solar Challenge
Is this the world's most epic road trip? It's certainly the greenest! The sun may have set on this year's World Solar Challenge, but our solar science is on the rise.
Solar-powered electric vehicles? Guilty as charged
With more electric vehicles on our roads, our habits will change. Soon, we’ll be able to use solar and battery to charge our vehicles, and new tech means smoother charging in warm weather, using energy from our very own homes.
Chasing the sun with the World Solar Challenge
Every two years, nearly 50 vehicles travel from Darwin to Adelaide. Their fuel? Sunshine, baby! It's all for the World Solar Challenge.
Lithium, the metal of the decade
What's powering your phone? It’s most likely a lithium ion battery. Australia is the world's largest producer of lithium, and the global demand is growing. We're working to supercharge our research in lithium exploration and production.
Hyper for hydrogen: our world first for carbon-free fuel
For the first time in the world, a hydrogen car has been powered by a fuel derived from ammonia, thanks to our hydrogen membrane tech. And now that tech is being commericalised to help bring a hydrogen industry closer to reality.
Supercharging battery metals
With global demand for battery technology set to soar, Australia is well placed to deliver the raw materials and take advantage of a battery metal bonanza.
How hydrogen power can help us cut emissions, boost exports, and even drive further between refills
Hydrogen has several advantages over other energy carriers, such as batteries. It is a single product that can service multiple markets and, if produced using low- or zero-emissions energy sources, it can help us significantly cut greenhouse emissions.
Oh the places you’ll go (with a career in science)!
Like to see the world? Considering a STEM career? Why not combine the two? In the words of Dr Seuss: “Out there things can happen, and frequently do, to people as brainy and footsy as you”.
Taking charge of our lithium-ion battery waste
Australia recycles only 2% of its lithium-ion battery waste. Our new report has found ways to improve this statistic.