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Articles from the June 24, 2020 edition

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  • Shell IBM launch Oren B2B digital mining services marketplace platform workers

    Shell, IBM launch smart mining platform

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Shell and IBM have joined forces to create Oren, a global business-to-business digital mining services marketplace platform aimed at helping companies find solutions related to mine safety, sustainability, planning, and operational efficiency. The incorporation of artificial intelligence, blockchain, autonomous mining equipment, ore sorting, predictive maintenance, drones, and remote health and safety monitoring technologies have been increasingly adopted by the mining sector...

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    Australia miners pen climate action plan

    A.J. Roan, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Mineral Council of Australia has published a climate action plan that supports the ongoing commitment by the Australian minerals industry to decarbonize the economy and further address climate change. The plan outlines how the MCA and its members will act on climate change as part of the mining sector's collective commitment to the Paris Agreement and its goal of net zero emissions globally and in Australia. "The minerals industry has already taken a strong proactive approach...

  • artificial intelligence ai predictive maintenance mining GlobalData

    Predictive maintenance is a game changer

    A.J. Roan, For Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    The cost savings offered by artificial intelligence-powered predictive maintenance, compared to standard preventative maintenance, is a game-changer for mining and other commercial enterprises. "Reactive maintenance costs enterprises billions each year in lost production. The ultimate goal is not to replace machines or parts too early but service them at the right time," said Vankata Naveen, disruptive tech analyst at GlobalData. "This can be done optimally using AI-powered...

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    Battery-grade manganese from Battle Hill

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    Manganese X Energy Corp. said recent tests have improved the efficiency and economics of recovering manganese from the exploration company's Battle Hill project in New Brunswick, Canada. Manganese is an increasingly important ingredient in lithium-ion and emerging battery technologies. "The demand for energy storage is too great for one technology to satisfy it, so we're looking for environmentally friendly, safe, inexpensive alternatives," said Jason Croy, a physicist at U.S....

  • Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle overnight off peak hours charging saves money

    Annual EV fuel savings average $450 in US

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    An electric vehicle owner may be able to save a car payment or two per year due to the lower costs of powering up an EV compared to driving a similar gas car, according to a new analysis conducted by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory. While weighing the costs of buying an EV compared to a similar internal combustion engine car is straightforward, comparing the costs to keep them fueled up can be a...