We are working closely and collaboratively with industry and others

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals (COEMinerals) acknowledges the support of the Australian Research Council along with:

  • In-kind and financial support from all our national collaborative organisations: The University of Newcastle (administering organisation), The University of Queensland, Deakin University, The University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of South Australia, Curtin University, University of New South Wales and The University of Adelaide.
    • Financial support and close engagement with Industry Partners: CSIRO, FLSmidth, Jord International and Amira Global, as well as in-kind support from international organisations, institutions and project partners.

    We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.

    Partner Organisations

    Our National and International Academic Partners are:

    University of Newcastle

    University of Queensland

    Deakin University

    University of South Australia

    Monash University

    University of Melbourne

    Curtin University

    University of Adelaide

    University of NSW

    The University of Sheffield

    University of Colorado Boulder

    Harvard University

    Southern University of Science and Technology

    Virginia Tech

    The University of Utah

    Imperial College London

    Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)

    Industry Partners

    Our Industry Partners are:


    CSIRO is Australia’s national science organisation and one of the largest and most diverse scientific research organisations in the world. Its research focuses on the biggest challenges facing the nation. One of the many research areas is mining and growing the value of Australia’s mineral resources, where being innovative, productive, competitive and sustainable is vital to Australia’s current and future prosperity.

    The CSIRO, through its Mineral Resources Business Unit, conducts multidisciplinary research and works with industry to grow Australia’s resource base, increase productivity and drive environmental performance. The business unit employs approximately 300 staff and its goals are to:

    • Grow Australia’s resource base through working with industry to develop mining and processing technologies that unlock currently uneconomical resources.
    • Increase productivity by optimising current processes and systems, and by delivering transformational technologies.

    Drive environmental performance through developing new technologies that provide global leadership in environmental stewardship

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    FLSmidth supplies the minerals industries globally with everything from engineering, single machines and complete processing plants to maintenance, support services and operation of processing facilities. Our organisation has a focus on copper, gold, coal, iron ore, fertilizers, and cement, providing one source for the products, solutions and services needed. The company has over 10,000 employees worldwide, with a base in 60+ countries including Australia.

    FLSmidth recognises the importance of innovation in maintaining and in turn growing its business in mining and mineral processing. The company seeks to offer complete solutions to end-users, and to be the preferred supplier. While it has previously achieved this goal through strategic acquisitions, it now seeks to identify the best opportunities globally, and develop the new technologies through partnerships.

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    Amira Global is a global not-for-profit member-based organisation with offices in Australia, Chile, USA, and South Africa, and provides a collaborative research platform to solve minerals industry mega-challenges globally. Our members include most of the world’s largest mining companies, many junior explorers and a substantial number of global minerals equipment, technology and service suppliers.

    In operation since 1959, our core purpose is to develop and manage collaborative projects that deliver new data, knowledge and technologies for the benefit of our members. Our primary objectives are to deliver solutions that will assist members to improve profitability and return on investment in all stages of the minerals value chain whilst maintaining outcomes that are aligned to community and environmental expectations. Member companies jointly fund the development of solutions to common challenges and jointly share the benefits. This combined funding enables Amira Global to recruit the world’s leading researchers to address industry problems and opportunities and to conduct sustained research which leads to the development of a stronger industry research base as well as pathways to implementation.

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    Jord International

    Jord International designs, manufactures, commissions and services custom process plant and systems. For nearly 50 years, the Jord Group has served the global energy and resource process industries and has delivered $5 billion of bespoke plant and systems to over 100 countries around the world. Jord recognises that unlocking new technology is essential for mineral processing operations to become more sustainable. The Group is heavily investing in multiple research initiatives with Newcastle University and mining companies to target challenges around four main priority areas: extracting more product, reducing water consumption, reducing energy consumption, and eliminating tailings dams.

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