Industry & Resources

Repositioning GPS with LocataLites

Tuesday, 08 November 2011

Open_pit_mineREVOLUTIONARY new ground-based positioning technology is being put through its paces at Newmont’s Boddington Gold Mine in WA.

TimelapseCO2RESEARCHERS at UWA’s Centre for Petroleum Geoscience and CO2 Sequestration (CPGCO2) along with Curtin University, CSRIO and Industry partners will be participating in the new CO2 storage hub facility at Collie.

FIFOAN ECU PhD student is researching Fly-in, Fly-out (FIFO) employed families with adolescent children and the impact a temporarily absent parent has on parent–child communication.

Mine_Pit_LakeEDITH Cowan University natural sciences lecturer has explored the potential of WA’s pit mines to become rehabilitated lakes for conservation, recreation, and farming.

Solar_farmGREEN energy technologies are demanding considerable amounts of finite resources to be effective and have experts warning societies built on renewables will ultimately prove unsustainable.


smelterALUMINIUM producer Alcoa has developed a sustainable way to biodegrade oxalate, a by-product of the alumina refining process.

dinosaur-footprintTWO North American palaeontologists are surveying the dinosaur track way on the Dampier Peninsula’s western shore, north of Broome.


RESEARCH may be leading industry closer to a zero carbon emissions planet with further investigations into carbon dioxide (CO2) geo-sequestration.

Putting petal to the metal

Monday, 29 August 2011

HelianthusWA RESEARCHERS are studying the state’s unique biodiversity hotspots in search of a specific type of metal-loving plant that could have a range of applications for the mining industry.

gold_bullionTHE Gold Technology Group (GTG) is making metallurgists' jobs easier with new ways to maximise ore extraction.