CSIRO aims to establish and build relationships with members of the community. We welcome people of all ages to come and explore our facilities, holiday programs and public events.
Phone: 1300 363 400
CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
Large-scale, long-term, multidisciplinary science to address Australia's major national challenges and opportunities.
CSIRO expertise is organised into 14 research areas
CSIRO manages national facilities and collections that are opened to researchers around Australia and overseas.
Algal biodiesel production could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, address future fuel shortages and create jobs.
This key report explores greenhouse gas mitigation and carbon storage opportunites for Queensland and Australia.
Experience gained extracting fossil fuels is being reversed and applied to storing CO2 in underground reservoirs.
Articulating the challenges for Australia in arriving at a sustainable transport fuel mix. Image: iStockphoto.com
Greater and more widespread impacts are expected when global warming passes 2 °C above pre-Industrial levels, so understanding how the risk changes at that point can help inform negotiations on emission reduction targets.
To avoid dangerous climate change, the world needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This calls for broad-based action, and in Australia CSIRO is developing practical technologies to reduce emissions in the industry, agriculture, transport and energy sectors.
What about unavoidable climate change? Identifying ways to adapt can help communities reduce the costs and take advantage of opportunities.
How can we reduce, delay or avoid climate change? Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, using clean energy and storing carbon are crucial.
How do we know the climate is changing? By closely monitoring the Earth's climate system and oceans, and studying the influence of greenhouse gases.
- Our reliance on coal for power generation results in high levels of greenhouse gas emissions. Working with the power generation industry, the Energy Transformed Flagship is researching ways to reduce these emissions while still meeting demand.
- Energy Transformed Flagship research into low emission transport addresses the complex issues of vehicle fuels, reducing emissions and building and managing more efficient transport networks.
- Experience gained extracting fossil fuels can be reversed and applied to storing carbon dioxide greenhouses gas in underground reservoirs.
- CSIRO’s alternative transport fuels research explores the feasibility of alternatives to traditional fuel types, such as petrol or diesel, and looks at the possible biophysical, social and economic impacts of their production and adoption.
- Renewable sources are set to play an integral part in energy delivery.
CSIRO research in renewable energy aims to develop the underlying science and next generation technologies for energy production.
- CSIRO is undertaking a range of projects that aim to facilitate the use of forests as part of greenhouse gas mitigation and investment strategies.
- This project is identifying the biophysical, economic and social opportunities for remote communities relating to land management for greenhouse gas abatement, with a focus on fire management in tropical savannas.
- The bioeconomy is an emerging term for the sustainable production and conversion of biomass for a range of food, health, fibre and industrial products and energy.
Energy Transformed Flagship
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