There is an increasing urgency for global and mid-tier mining operators to outline the concrete steps they are taking towards low-carbon energy and mobility for their operations. But defining the pathway to zero-emissions mining can be a complex and challenging process. This week’s Blog discusses the steps some mines are taking towards decarbonization and highlights the 8th annual Energy and Mines Virtual World Congress, happening December 8-9.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Canadian oil and gas industry faced daunting challenges, challenges that the coronavirus has only amplified. This week’s Blog examines the importance of the Canadian Oil and Gas sector and then takes a look into what the future of this vital economic driver may hold.
Mining produces a lot of waste which needs to be handled properly, as improper mining waste disposal will lead to air, soil, and water pollution. This week’s Blog examines some of the different types of mining waste and then how to manage it effectively.
There is no such thing as an average rock and mining needs to adapt its blasting efforts to adjust to the different rock types based on a better understanding of the underlying rock and how its measurements affect future performance. This week’s Blog talks about improving all stages in mining with a variability lesson taken from the 1940’s United States’ Air Force.
Attracting investment and exploration in Canada – Can governments and mining companies use data-driven open innovation initiatives to increase interest in highly prospective regions?
Over the past ten to twenty years, we have seen a steady decline in discovery rates, despite continued and substantial expenditure in exploration and deposits are becoming harder and harder to find. This week’s Blog discusses how can we better understand the environments in which we’re working to target more effectively, as well as how we can improve discovery rates?
Recent research predicts that the mining automation market will be worth $3.29 billion by 2023 — a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7 per cent since 2017. Yet, while automation greatly enhances productivity, it also places additional demands on steel components. In this week’s Blog, we examine why wear resistant steels are becoming increasingly vital to modern, enhanced production, as well as the best way to select them.
Decarbonization, or the reduction, removal or offsetting of CO2 emissions, has become a strategic priority for mining majors with most on track to meet their 2020 targets and starting to look at the 2050 horizon. This week’s Blog explores the issues surrounding decarbonization, as well as the myriad of other clean energy, power efficiency, and electrification projects around the world that seek to meet the Paris Agreement’s mandate of keeping global warming below 2° Celsius by 2100 .
With world populations expected to rise up to nine billion people over the next thirty years, fertilizers – and the potash that’s used to make them – will only become more important as the demand for food becomes ever greater. This week’s Blog takes a look at Saskatchewan’s role in the production of potash and at how a company out of Moosomin is currently using German know-how to ensure that its equipment is up to the task ahead.
What happens when one of the world’s most trusted precious metal refiners teams up with a Canadian blockchain tech-solutions company? The answer is next level transparency for gold buyers and brands that are looking to source conflict free materials. This week’s Blog takes a look at the benefits of MIMOSI for Responsible Sourcing, a tool that can equip companies in higher-risk industries – such as mining – to commit to responsible sourcing, as well as possess a single source of truth for provenance.
The world’s new “white gold” is the foundation of our technological future. Until now, there were only two conventional ways of procuring lithium; neither are efficient. In this guest blog post, learn how Canadian company MGX Minerals is perfecting a new way – extracting lithium from petroleum brine.