CRITICAL MINERALS – Issue #8 Australian University Science

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Renewable energy, better batteries, internet connected devices and space exploration are all made possible by technologies that are in higher demand than ever before and rely on critical minerals. Uncovering, processing and extracting these minerals relies on continuous and evolving chemical, geological and physical research, skilled people trained in science, and innovation in knowledge and technology that can only be delivered by Australian University Science. As we transition to Industry 4.0, we look to the research expertise that’s leading us into the future in critical minerals research, development and commercialisation.

In this issue, we explore the rise of critical minerals and the role of isotope geochemistry, innovation in re-mining old deposits, accelerating Australia’s green energy transition, and the importance of science communication skills in ensuring Australia understands its national mineral inventory.

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