Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT)
The Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) is a collaboration between CSIRO and the State Government of Queensland. Research at QCAT covers robotics and automation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, casting processes, mining science and engineering and improvement of iron ore processing.
Fugitive emissions from coal seam gas
Coal seam gas (CSG) is a rapidly expanding industry in Australia but at present there is very little measurement based information available regarding fugitive emissions from the CSG production process.
Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia
Climate Change: Science and Solutions for Australia provides the latest scientific knowledge as at 2011 on a series of climate change topics relevant to Australia and the world. It draws on peer-reviewed literature contributed to by thousands of researchers. Available as a free eBook.
The Energy Group aims to develop and apply innovative energy research that meets Australian future energy needs.
CSIRO is developing new technologies and systems which use solar thermal energy to provide low emission cooling - or heating - for buildings and refrigeration for food storage.
Post combustion capture
Our scientists are developing and trialling carbon capture technology to reduce greenhouse emissions from coal-fired power generation.
Preparing the ground for our electricity make-over
Change is a-coming! In 2050 CSIRO predicts that our homes and businesses could be powered by over 20 different energy sources and technologies. Together with our partners we are helping Australia’s electricity sector prepare for the monumental make-over required to undergo the transformation.
CSIRO Energy Centre
The CSIRO Energy Centre in Newcastle is a state-of-the-art facility which showcases a unique combination of energy efficient building design and small-scale generation units delivering renewable and low emission power to the site.
Solar power: energy from the sun
CSIRO is a world leader in solar research. As renewable energy becomes more and more important to lowering greenhouse gas emissions, CSIRO is making solar power more efficient and effective.
Renewable Energy Integration Facility
Researchers at the Renewable Energy Integration Facility are examining new grid design and operation techniques that can significantly transform electricity networks.
Mr Paul Graham: energy economist
Mr Paul Graham, an economist with expertise in energy market analysis, forecasting and economic modelling, is interested in the role and flexibility of technology in managing risk.
UltraBattery: no ordinary battery
This innovative advancement on conventional battery design from the Energy Transformed National Research Flagship delivers low cost, long life, high performance power and provides a solution for future energy storage needs.
Improving ventilation and thermal comfort in buildings
The combination of modelling expertise, experimentally-based data and CSIRO software is helping to address ventilation and thermal issues in built environments. The technology is producing gains in energy efficiency and the health of indoor environment.
A tour of the CSIRO Energy Centre
Take a tour of CSIRO’s state-of-the-art Energy Centre and see why it sets the benchmark in ecologically sustainable design. (11:33)
Take a tour of CSIRO’s state-of-the-art Energy Centre
Low carbon living cooperative research centre
The low carbon living cooperative research centre (CRC) is a multi-disciplinary effort to enable Australia to reduce carbon emissions and transform the built environment to a low carbon future.