Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT)

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

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Researcher operating an experimental mineral processing plant

QCAT is focused on providing the highest standard science, engineering and innovation to the Australian mining, exploration, minerals processing, and manufacturing industries, with particular focus on those resources and industries located in Queensland.

Website http://www.cat.csiro.au/index.html

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Low emissions technologies
  • Autonomous systems
  • Advanced mineral processing
  • Sensor networks
  • Coal mining

Facilities and major equipment

  • Research laboratories
  • Multiple scaled demonstration units

Number of research staff

300-500 research staff

Address

1 Technology Court, Pullenvale, 4069

Achievements of the centre

  • Zebedee
  • Handheld laser scanner that creates 3D maps of difficult environments
  • VAMCAT
  • Ventilation Air Methane Catalytic Turbine (VAMCAT) technology creates electricity from an otherwise explosive waste product

Organisation type

  • Queensland Government – Partner
  • Part of national organisation – Government

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