Selected CSIRO media mentions for the week commencing 1 November 2021. If you encounter a paywall, request a text version by emailing the article title here.
The federal government bypassed the national science agency in outsourcing key modelling work for its net-zero plan to the US-based multinational consulting McKinsey at a cost of more than $6 million – Innovation Aus, 3 November 2021.
The Melbourne Cup has this year been declared the race that restarts a city, but across the state another race is boosting vaccination rates and helping keep Victoria out of lockdown – 3AW online, 2 November 2021.
CSIRO has had to defend itself against accusations from government senators of an “anti-animal” influence on its research and investments, following a campaign by farming groups against the promotion of plant-based proteins – Innovation Aus, 3 November 2021.
Oil and gas major Santos is partnering with the CSIRO to develop what is hoped to be the lowest cost direct air capture technology in the world – Mining Weekly, 5 November 2021.
The expected surge in sustained demand for critical metals for the electric vehicle revolution may be shorter lived than many are predicting, but repurposing the batteries could transform Australia’s energy grid and economy, according to CSIRO – Innovation Aus, 4 November 2021.