Solutions to important problems facing our minerals, gas and water resource sectors.
Driven by economic and environmental challenges with the goal of increasing efficiency and reducing greenhouse gases.
Significant potential for the next generation of low cost, sustainable energy applications.
NIER is a multidisciplinary model for critical research in energy and resources, and is engaged in research for:
Safe, new methods of managing ventilation air methane (VAM) generated by underground coal mines
The reduction of carbon emissions through next generation carbon capture and storage technologies
Improved efficiency in power generation
Smarter, more efficient grids for distributed electricity generation
Climate change variability and adaption
The reduction of energy and water consumption in industries including coal and mineral processing
Alternative energy sources, including geothermal and polymer solar cells
Geoscience contributing to sustainability in minerals and energy processing and exploration
The social dimension of energy and resource management
Innovative, customised solutions for industry to positively impact their triple bottom line