Increasingly scarce metals are being recovered from mining waste by University of Queensland researchers, who are making the most of native plants’ metal-absorbing nature.

16 July 2019
A scrapped computer board

Melting metals from scrapped electronic devices are among solutions for the sustainable supply of critical materials being investigated by University of Queensland researchers.

1 July 2019
Southbank's Rain Bank in Brisbane

Researchers from The University of Queensland have helped to develop a four-point plan to create more sustainable, liveable, prosperous and resilient cities.

27 March 2019
Copper will be crucial in a renewable-powered future, but global supplies are far from guaranteed

Researchers have identified a matrix of risks that the mining industry must overcome to unlock vitally important copper reserves.

6 March 2019