With financial support from the International Mineral Innovation Institute (IMII), Travis Wiens has started a research project to find a digital solution to a age-old process. This week’s Blog examines how out-of-the-box innovation is working to make underground mining safer at potash mines in Saskatchewan.
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.
Through the use of emerging Virtual Reality technologies, a user – no matter where they may be located – is now able to experience what it is like to be part of the Canadian mining industry. This week’s Blog takes a look at how K+S Potash Company is using VR to support education, training, and even improve upon project design by turning science fiction into science reality.