Tag: CSIRO

Carbon-capture breakthrough could be game-changer in utilizing CO₂

Carbon-capture breakthrough could be game-changer in utilizing CO₂

November 17, 2020 |

In Australia, CSIRO and Monash University developed a device that captures carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere and its inventors say it’s the most cost-effective method of capturing CO₂ yet devised.  In the short term, they hope their Airthena device will be used to produce the 100 million tonnes of CO₂ that Australia imports each […]

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Queensland teams on synthetic biology initiative

Queensland teams on synthetic biology initiative

September 6, 2018 |

In Australia, an A$4.5 million initiative to boost Australia’s synthetic biology capabilities will be built by The University of Queensland and CSIRO, helping drive advances in areas such as manufacturing, industrial biotechnology, environmental remediation, biosecurity, agriculture and healthcare research. The CSIRO – UQ Synthetic Biology Initiative involves a close collaboration between the CSIRO Synthetic Biology […]

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Australian Paper teaming with CSIRO on major lignin biorefinery

Australian Paper teaming with CSIRO on major lignin biorefinery

March 28, 2017 |

In Australia, Australian Paper is teaming with CSIRO to bolt on bio-manufacturing technologies to utilize lignin removed from pulp production to make paper. The company already has a 50MW biomass power plant that will serve as the cornerstone of the project that is expected to attract over A$100 million in investment over two phases and […]

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New study shows Australian canola meets EU’s GHG emissions thresholds for biofuels

New study shows Australian canola meets EU’s GHG emissions thresholds for biofuels

September 20, 2016 |

In Australia, CSIRO has published a study funded by the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre and the Australian Oilseeds Federation showing the European Commission that the country’s canola meets not only the EU’s 35% GHG emissions reduction threshold but also the 50% threshold set for 2018. As European canola producers till their land, emitting nitrous […]

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