Sustainability > Research & development

Taking cars out of the urban planning equation

19 March, 2020

Does car ownership really give us freedom? According to University of South Australia urban planning researcher Hulya Gilbert, maybe not.

Wheat yields unchanged despite rainfall decrease

13 March, 2020

CSIRO research indicates that WA's wheatbelt yields remained unchanged despite a rainfall decrease between 1900 and 2016.

UNSW researchers awarded millions in funding

18 February, 2020

The CRC-P Program has awarded UNSW Sydney researchers with millions in grants across projects including recycled waste plastics, solar technology and cobalt production.

Algae biotech research facility to launch in Noosa

04 February, 2020

Biotech start-up Provectus Algae will open a new research and development foundry in Noosa next month to further its groundbreaking work with algae as a platform to grow biologics.

CSIRO to steer nation on climate change strategies

30 January, 2020

National science agency CSIRO will deliver bushfire and climate change resilience measures to help prepare Australia for future years of extreme fire conditions.

CSIRO app helps sugarcane farmers manage fertiliser

17 January, 2020

An app developed by CSIRO will help sugarcane farmers in Far North Queensland manage fertiliser use and reduce nitrogen runoff to the Great Barrier Reef.

Model shows cooling planet will boost GDP

15 January, 2020

Solar geoengineering could play a key role in reducing income inequality between countries, according to research undertaken at the University of California San Diego.

Leather alternative made of fungi

28 November, 2019

Researchers are using fungal mycelium to produce a skin-like material that could serve as an alternative to leather and be suitable for industrial production.

Heat mitigation trial proves successful for Adelaide Airport

26 November, 2019

The smart use of water to maintain soil moisture and cultivate green space can reduce average ambient temperatures at Adelaide Airport by more than 3°C.

$165 billion opportunity for sustainable infrastructure

31 October, 2019

A project database of $165 billion represents an opportunity for sustainable infrastructure to enhance productivity and quality of life while reducing environmental impact.

Bolstering bridges against climate change

14 October, 2019

Ultimately, climate change will affect the world's bridges, but to what extent?

Partners collaborate on large-scale native tree project

09 October, 2019

Woodside and Greening Australia are collaborating to undertake large-scale, native tree planting projects that will generate quality carbon offsets.

Hope for renewable hydrogen ammonia plant

01 October, 2019

A feasibility study will investigate the construction and operation of a renewable ammonia plant at Queensland Nitrates' existing facility near Moura in Central Queensland.

Research could save our sand

12 September, 2019

University of Queensland PhD candidate Danish Kazmi has developed a sustainable solution to help preserve sand — a natural resource that is facing global shortages due to over exploitation.

Digitalisation: helping business thrive and survive

29 August, 2019

Success stories of businesses using technology to advance were at the forefront of Siemens' Digitalize 2019 conference.

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