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Flight Path to Sustainable Aviation Fuels

With emissions reduction and fuel security in mind, Australia and New Zealand’s main aviation players approached CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship to work collaboratively on a study that would help plan a sustainable future for aviation fuels.

Australia's largest solar thermal research hub

The first of its kind in Australia, this large-scale demonstration site will be an international hub for researching and commercialising concentrated solar energy technologies.

Mr Daniel Rowe: teaching an old grid new tricks

Mr Daniel Rowe is leading key smart grids and solar cooling research projects to help adapt current energy systems into the efficient, effective and sustainable systems of the future.

Energy overview

Australia has abundant reserves of coal and natural gas, large potential supplies of biomass and geothermal energy, and virtually unlimited sunlight, wind, wave and tidal power. Using the resources wisely is our challenge.

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.

Air Conditioning Research Facilities

CSIRO has established a team of building energy experts and state-of-the-art test facilities to develop and assess conventional air conditioning and new solar cooling techniques and technologies.

Dr Stephen White: developing solar cooling technologies

Dr Stephen White is developing new techniques and technologies using low temperature solar thermal energy for cooling systems in homes, offices and buildings.

Dr Louis Wibberley: an expert on post-combustion capture of carbon dioxide

Dr Louis Wibberley is an expert on post-combustion capture (PCC) of carbon dioxide and has over 25 years of experience in pyrometallurgy, waste management and energy technology.

Advanced carbon power

CSIRO is developing an alternative pathway to low emissions electricity from coal and other sources of carbon through two advanced carbon power technologies - the Direct Injection Carbon Engine (DICE) and the Direct Carbon Fuel Cell (DCFC).

SolarGas: super solar charged natural gas

A super solar charged gas that can be bottled, piped or harnessed on demand, helping to conserve fossil fuels and create a low emissions energy future.

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.

It's electricity, but not as we know it

Australia's electricity landscape could change significantly in the future and consumers will be deciding just what that future will look like.

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.

CSIRO Energy Technology summer vacation scholarships 2013–2014

Get hands-on experience working on real-world problems under the supervision of research scientists and engineers at Pullenvale in Queensland, Clayton in Victoria and Newcastle in NSW.

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.

Energy group

The Energy Group aims to develop and apply innovative energy research that meets Australian future energy needs.

Solar cooling

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.

Mr Robbie McNaughton: high temperature solar thermal engineering

Mr Robbie McNaughton leads research developing new processes and technologies using high temperature solar thermal energy for electricity production, thermo-chemical fuel production and energy storage.

Being cool with waste (Podcast 03 Jun 2013)

Scientists have developed the first prototype of a biomass powered refrigeration system that combusts waste products to generate electricity to power refrigeration.

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.

Understanding and planning energy futures

Guiding Australia towards a low carbon future using knowledge of technology, economy, people and the earth.

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