Sustainability > Research & development

$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.

CSIRO developing nation's insect industry

15 August, 2019

CSIRO is undertaking projects to kick-start an Australian insect industry that will tackle food waste and create a sustainable source of protein for human consumption.

Digitalize 2019 releases final agenda and speaker list

22 July, 2019

Digitalize 2019 will explore the latest in future technologies to prepare the workforce for change.

Mining metal: how plants are tapping into critical minerals

19 July, 2019

With clean technology infrastructure increasing the demand for critical minerals such as cobalt, there is a need to develop sustainable resource recovery practices.

Tech transforming textile manufacturing

02 July, 2019

A $3.4 million research and development project is aiming to upscale manufacturing of a newly developed advanced coating technology for textiles.

Altered enzymes transform plant waste into new products

27 June, 2019

A research team has engineered enzymes to perform an important step in the conversion of plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics and chemicals.

CSIRO goes for gold — the environmentally friendly way

19 June, 2019

Austalia's national science agency, CSIRO, has developed a sustainable, environmentally friendly process technology for recovering gold.

UNSW Sydney will operate as a sustainable 'city'

07 June, 2019

UNSW Sydney has launched a three-year strategy to deepen its commitment to environmental sustainability.

PFAS sorbent tackles contaminated water

07 June, 2019

Researchers from Flinders University and UniSA have developed an absorbent polymer that can safely and cost-effectively remove toxic PFAS from contaminated water.

Timor-Leste adopts Aussie tech to go plastics neutral

20 May, 2019

Timor-Leste has signed an agreement with Mura for a US$40 million chemical recycling plant that will help to establish a circular economy for plastic waste.

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