Cooperation and Collaboration on Benefication

By November 26th, 2019

The RAMP centre will serve as part of CSIRO’s contribution to the new ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals. Watch this blog for updates in the future as we assist the centre’s three core research programs employ high-throughput experimentation using the RAMP centre’s unique capabilities in Australia.

The green economy, digital revolution, improved health and living standards all depend on metals supplied at a minimal environmental cost. However, the declining grade of the more accessible minerals, increasing complexity of mineralogy, and the growing need to extract the minerals from deeper mines, have reached a tipping point, making current practices technologically, economically, and environmentally unsustainable.

The three core programs are:

  • Physics of novel system hydrodynamics

  • Chemistry of novel hydrophobic and selective interactions

  • New engineered biopolymers and synthetic polymers