Portfolio Tag: agriculture

Publication: CIM Magazine

Clear and clean

Monitor, share, innovate, reduce and repeat. This is the new water cycle for mines. Access to water is a growing global humanitarian and environmental challenge. In the latest World Economic Forum Global Risks Report, water crises ranked fifth in terms of global impact. Competing demands for water will result in food crises, large-scale involuntary migration and... Read more »

Publication: PotashWorks 2017

Saskatchewan potash industry prepared for growth in 2017

By Kylie Williams Saskatchewan produced a record 18.2 million tonnes of potassium chloride in 2015, with a value of $6.1 billion dollars. As the world’s largest potash producer, the province is hopeful that the low potash prices of recent years, due to over-supply and lower-than-expected demand, have reached their lowest point. In August 2016 the price of potash was $220 USD/metric tonne (mt)... Read more »

Publication: CSIROscope

Biomaterials are the business

By Kylie Williams Petrochemicals are, like, so last century. Biodegradable, bioderived biomaterials are all the rage, and for good reason too. Products like plastics, paints, adhesives and lubricants are mostly derived from dwindling supplies of petroleum, an increasingly costly finite resource. With pressure mounting to reduce our dependence on petroleum products, CSIRO is leading the... Read more »

Publication: RiAus Blog: Everyday Science

From My Toilet To The Gold Mine

By Kylie Williams Flush the toilet in Bathurst and your effluent may soon be recycled for use at a new gold mine near Orange. While the mine would be a boon for central New South Wales by providing new employment and flow-on benefits to local businesses, securing a water supply for the thirsty mine is... Read more »