Green power: the future of Aussie graphite
Demand for lithium-ion batteries is increasing demand for minerals, like graphite, to make them. Research to develop a more environmentally-friendly process could see battery-grade graphite produced in Australia.
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.
Green and gold Aussie jewellery
Our environmentally-friendly gold extraction process is helping producers meet demand for ethical gold products with green credentials.
Breaking the mould: gold-digging fungi found in WA
Australian scientists have discovered gold-coated fungi near Boddington in Western Australia. And it may offer clues for finding new gold deposits.
Golden soils and wealth from toil
Finding gold requires luck and hard work. Now luck is being delivered by science as new sampling techniques and analysis reduce the guesswork to help prospectors pinpoint gold targets more precisely.
Gold does grow on trees
Our geochemical sampling technique is helping mineral exploration companies hone in on new targets for their next big discoveries.
Phosphates to feed the world
We invented a new smelting process to produce phosphates for fertiliser. Called PyroPhos, it eliminates harmful waste found in other phosphate production processes and creates a valuable by-product which can be used in construction.
How a mob of stray cattle started a gold rush in the Pilbara
An accidental prospector has sparked a gold rush after making an extraordinary gold discovery while mustering cattle in a helicopter.
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.
Cyanide-free gold… I’ll have a bar of that.
We’ve poured the country’s first cyanide-free gold using our clever process in an effort to put an end to the use of toxic chemicals to extract the yellow metal.
We just appointed our new Chief Scientist and she is one ‘super woman’
When Dr Cathy Foley isn't conducting ground-breaking research on super conductors she's spreading the word of STEM careers and their vitality for Australia. And now she's our Chief Scientist!