The Elements of Innovation Discovered

Articles from the November 4, 2020 edition

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  • Vanadium redox flow battery metal mine project

    World-class vanadium deposit at Lac Doré

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

    VanadiumCorp Resource Inc. has confirmed that its Lac Doré project in Quebec hosts one of the most significant undeveloped vanadium deposits on the planet, furthering the company's mission of developing exceptional vanadium resources and technology to reduce the cost and carbon footprint of energy storage. According to an updated calculation reported by the company on Oct. 29, Lac Doré hosts 214.93 million metric tons of measured and indicated resources with the potential to p...

  • Shaw Business Nokia 5G ready LTE Network Teck Resources smart mine

    5G-ready network installed at Teck mine

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

    Shaw, a leading Canadian telecommunications company, and Nokia have deployed Western Canada's first-ever industrial-grade private LTE network at Teck Resources Ltd.'s Elkview steelmaking coal mine in southeastern British Columbia. "This first-of-its-kind private LTE mining network solution built by Shaw is a giant step forward for global 5G innovation," said Nokia Canada President Jeffrey Maddox. Shaw Business, which provides enterprise-level connectivity solutions, says the...

  • Inpixon Internet of things IoT underground mining smart hardhats

    Inpixon takes location tech to the mines

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

    Internet of things-enabled hardhats that turn on ventilation in a section of an underground mine before workers approach, alert a miner not to enter a hazardous exclusion zone, or lets an underground truck driver know there is an unexpected person or piece of equipment along his path, can make underground mines safer and more efficient. Inpixon, which already offers location awareness solutions that make indoor spaces smarter and safer, is now positioned to provide this type...

  • Heavy duty electric mining haul truck lithium ion battery graphite

    Ottawa, Quebec invest in mining EV tech

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

    Ottawa and the Quebec provincial government are contributing nearly C$3.6 million to support Propulsion Québec's efforts to advance electric haul trucks, battery technology, and fast charging infrastructure for Canada's mining sector. "We're helping mining companies lower their emissions by investing in onsite emissions reduction technologies, and they're helping us by powering the clean technologies we'll need to reach net-zero by 2050," said Canada Minister of Natural...

  • South Dakota mining engineering school CAT Labs MineStar

    Cat sponsors SD mining school initiatives

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

    Caterpillar Inc. is sponsoring a partnership with South Dakota School of Mines & Technology to explore new technologies aimed at promoting a new paradigm of environmentally sound mining. Easily a household name, CAT has opted to invest in the historic South Dakota Mines to explore leading technologies such as autonomous robotic mining, cutting edge software used in management of mining and construction operations, and new equipment that can increase efficiency and safety. The...