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.
Visibility into data means sustainable mining doesn’t have to be an either/or situation. This week’s Blog looks at how mining companies can reduce their energy and water consumption and improve on sustainability to help lead the mining industry into the next era, while also increasing production, ensuring product quality, and generating a profit.
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.
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 .
In recent years, the mining sector’s transition towards carbon-neutral power and fleet options has been ramping up, due to both a stronger focus on climate change in global politics and business, and the growth and maturity of the renewables sector. This week’s Blog explores the sustainability efforts of three different miners that could help to determine the future direction of the global mining sector, and examines how close we are to the 100 per cent electric mine site.
Now used in many industries, Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 technology can benefit mining in a number of ways; from asset and predictive management, to safety and helping the environment. This week’s Blog takes a look at several different facets of the mining industry that can be bettered through IoT, and at how mining companies are able to reap the benefits.
Mining operations normally run for 24 hours a day, year after year and unplanned downtime – whether due to an environmental concern, a safety issue or equipment failure – could result in significant output deficits, financial losses, and prolonged business disruptions. This week’s Blog examines how intelligent machine vision is changing the way we look at mines.
Canadian Mining’s Future Depends on Millennials and Diversity: The Industry Can Only Succeed If We All Work Together
Millennials will soon become the largest percentage of the mining industry’s workforce, and they will be sure to shake up the status quo. This week’s Blog takes a look at this growing workforce demographic and what industry can do to attract – and then retain – it in order to lessen the impact of worker shortages.