Sustainability > Research & development

Dirt-cheap solution to soil pollution problem

15 November, 2022

A research team led by UniSA researchers has developed a cost-effective soil remediation technique that traps contaminants in a sponge-like filter.

Nowhere in Perth immune from unhealthy air, sensors reveal

14 November, 2022

Perth residents can now access data about the air they breathe, with analysis revealing nowhere in Perth is immune from unhealthy air.

Changing role of Australian CFOs

26 September, 2022

As companies place greater emphasis on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives, business leaders in Australia have high expectations of their CFOs.

CSIRO unveils recycling-boosting technologies

17 August, 2022

As part of National Science Week, Australia's national science agency unveiled technologies that have been developed to improve recycling rates.

Safer solid-state batteries may be on the horizon

28 July, 2022

Deakin University researchers have developed a non-flammable electrolyte material for use in sodium batteries that is claimed to provide a safer and cheaper alternative to lithium-ion batteries.

Charging up crucial component for local battery industry

25 July, 2022

The Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre has launched a cathode precursor plant in WA to help develop local battery technology.

Cool roofing the key to a cool future, research says

27 June, 2022

Analysis from the University of New South Wales has found that if cool roofing technology is widely applied that energy cost and temperatures could be reduced.

'Organic' rechargeable battery on the horizon

29 April, 2022

Scientists are a step closer to developing more sustainable batteries that could help to reduce reliance on lithium and cobalt.

ISC to progress new agendas through member coalitions

09 March, 2022

The Infrastructure Sustainability Council's CEO, Ainsley Simpson, has challenged the infrastructure industry to come together around a "shared vision".

IPCC report outlines dramatic escalation of climate crisis

03 March, 2022

As the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report is released, the details are reflected in real time close to home with unprecedented rainfall and flooding taking place in Qld and NSW.

National approach needed to measure circularity: report

18 February, 2022

Consistent data is required across all levels of government to support Australia’s transition to a circular economy, according to new research.

APCO launches new reusable packaging resource

11 February, 2022

APCO has published a new resource which outlines the importance of reuse and how businesses and users can benefit from reusable packaging models.

Research collaboration to develop green hydrogen storage solution

08 December, 2021

The Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC), Rux Energy and the University of Sydney have teamed up to develop dispatchable hydrogen gas (H2) tanks.

Smart windows block up to 70% heat, without blocking views

11 November, 2021

New energy-saving material, developed by researchers from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), helps control heat transmission without blocking views.

Businesses are cashing in on sustainability, according to new survey

08 November, 2021

The research conducted by Schneider Electric shows that the majority (63%) of businesses believe that sustainable transformation provides a competitive edge.

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