Welcome to the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia
The Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) is a statutory body established by the Western Australian Government under the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia Act 2013 to stimulate minerals research to support investment in, and operation of, a globally competitive minerals industry in Western Australia.
MRIWA’s primary function is to provide and administer funding grants to carry out minerals research.
The Institute collaborates with research and government entities in Australia and overseas.
As well as directly supporting minerals research projects, MRIWA funds are available for projects, programs and events that promote public awareness of, and interest in, minerals research, and to support related academic activities.
News and Events
Proposed Revised Research Priority Plan Consultation
MRIWA is proposing to revise its research priority plan and is inviting written submissions on the revised plan, located here. The Research Priority Plan describes the medium to long term knowledge and technology needs of the State’s minerals industry to ensure it can deliver an economic and social benefit for Western ...
New technology for battery grade lithium production
Lithium extraction technology could be developed to convert a plentiful unused resource into high grade lithium and valuable by-products in the future with promising results revealed in a recent report. The MRIWA media release regarding the research completed by Prof. Aleks Nikoloski of the Harry Butler Institute, ...