Our team working in the field Transformative Technologies focus on innovations with game changing potential for industry. Of particular interest is to adopt scientific knowledge and emerging technologies from other disciplines tailored for the minerals and energy resources sectors.

Our innovations draw upon advances in artificial intelligence, computer sciences, and electrical engineering. This includes data analytics for resources engineering, Mine Internet of Things, exploring & engineering extreme environments, and low emission technologies. We work collaboratively with our domestic and international partners to find innovative and efficient ways to ensure sustainability and redefine industry practices. We have three main themes within our Transformative Technologies flagship.

Exploring and engineering extreme environments

Minerals and energy resources engineering has expanded to operations in remote and extreme environments. These new operations bring numerous challenges regarding exploration, utilisation, economics and management.

Data analytics and digital integration for resources engineering

Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning digital integration have provided step changes for various industries. Minerals and energy resources industries are rapidly developing these technologies as the industry becomes more digitally connected.

Low emission technologies

The resource and energy sectors are making a step change to embrace the zero-carbon or carbon-neutral future. The extraction of minerals and energy resources results in significant greenhouse gas emissions. This requires Australian industries to adopt innovative approaches to manage their carbon emissions.