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An aerial view of the University of Adelaide campus in South Australia.

Aussie university tackles clean energy

The University of Adelaide launches Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources The global transition to electric vehicles plugged into low-carbon-emissions power sources is requiring... — Updated 8/30/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
The shores of Qinngorput, a district part of the capital of Greenland, Nuuk.

Amaroq signs autonomous equipment MOU

Leading vehicle automation provider ABD Solutions has signed a memorandum of understanding with Amaroq Minerals Ltd. to investigate the potential for introducing autonomous mining systems for... — Updated 8/30/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
The MAPP rover made by Lunar Outpost will be used to mine the Moon.

Robots to clear the way for moon landings

Colorado School of Mines, Lunar Outpost work on NASA project The Center for Space Resources at Colorado School of Mines and Lunar Outpost has been selected to carry out the Autonomous Site... — Updated 8/23/2022

 
A large Komatsu mining haul truck being tested at a site in Arizona.

Mining sector races to net-zero by 2050

CO2 reduction path for mines is difficult but not impossible Aligned with global climate goals agreed upon in international pacts such as the Paris Agreement, most of the major mining companies th... — Updated 8/16/2022 Full story

 
Fleet Space Technologies’ Centauri 4 low earth orbit satellite above Earth.

Space-borne mineral exploration is here

Fleet Space launches avant-garde satellite geophysics tech As many space exploration companies begin to investigate the vast mineral potential of asteroids, moons, and planets within our solar... — Updated 8/12/2022 Full story

 
A large truck hauling a load of rocks at a mining operation.

Onyen ESG solution tracks mine purchasing

To make it easier for mining companies to demonstrate the economic contributions of their operations to local communities through the purchases of goods and services, Onyen Corp. has added a... — Updated 8/4/2022 Full story

 
A Sandvik bolters, jumbos, and longhole drill in an underground mine.

An electric Sandvik mining fleet deal

Toward the goal of producing zero-carbon copper at its McIlvenna Bay mine project in Saskatchewan, Canada, Foran Mining Corp. has ordered a fleet of 20 battery-electric underground mine trucks,... — Updated 8/2/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Komatsu's cabless haul truck, the FrontRunner AHS on display.

Rajant wireless tech for Komatsu haul trucks

Rajant Corp's Kinetic Mesh networks have recently been certified to provide the reliable connection needed for both Komatsu's FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage Solution and Epiroc's semi-autonomous... — Updated 8/2/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
A high-tech pickaxe, representing artificial intelligence in the mining sector.

GoldSpot forms EarthLabs for mining tech

As it continues to focus on leveraging artificial intelligence and data science to transform the mineral discovery process, GoldSpot Discoveries Corp. is reorganizing under EarthLabs Inc., a... — Updated 8/2/2022

 
Chrysos PhotonAssay is being used at mine sites and in mineral assay labs.

MSALABS expands PhotonAssay business

To meet the growing demand from mining companies eager for a technology capable of clearing the backlog of mineral samples stacked up at assay labs, MSALABS now plans to deploy 21 Chrysos... — Updated 7/25/2022

 
Closeup of the columns at the RapidSX demo plant in Ontario.

Ucore accelerates RapidSX development

Following the positive results from an independent technical review received early this year, Ucore Rare Metals Inc. has decided to expand the rare earths separation capacity of its RapidSX... — Updated 7/19/2022

 
Komatsu mining truck that can run on multiple low-carbon power sources.

Cummins zero emission for Komatsu trucks

To further delve into the development of zero-emissions mining haul trucks, Komatsu is teaming up with Cummins, a global power leader best known for its diesel engines. Building on a longtime... — Updated 7/19/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Future heavy equipment operator training on an Immersive simulator.

Hitachi and Immersive extend partnership

Immersive Technologies, one of the world's largest, proven and tested suppliers of surface and underground advanced mining equipment simulators, and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. have... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
Trail CCUS pilot plant will tie into the refinery’s No. 2 sulfuric acid plant.

Teck to capture CO2 at Trail Operations

As part of the goal to reduce the carbon intensity of its operations 33% by 2030 and reach net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, Teck Resources Ltd. is carrying out a carbon capture... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
A rare earths separation machine set up at a facility in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Vital start of Canadian rare earths plant

To forge the second link in a wholly North American rare earths supply chain, Vital Metals Ltd. has begun feeding ore mined from its Nechalacho project in Northwest Territories into a dense media... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
A digital photo of a haul truck driving through a cyber like space.

Hexagon total mine platform, Power of One

Keeping in alignment with overall mining safety and efficiency, Hexagon AB's mining division unveiled its Power of One platform, a holistic, life-of-mine smart solution connecting sensors,... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
Underground miners and equipment with position and proximity sensors.

Komatsu to acquire Mine Site Technologies

As its mining clients increasingly go underground to provide the minerals and metals needed for a technology-driven clean energy future, global heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu Ltd. continues... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
A geoscientist tests for CO2 that could indicate hidden mineralization in BC.

Brewing up new mineral exploration tech

A small, made-in-British-Columbia device that uses sensors typically found in breweries and greenhouses has proven to be useful in the exploration of critical minerals. A new report from... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
Ontario Mine Rescue captain with safety gear and digital tablet.

An Ontario Mine Rescue software upgrade

Despite being home to one of the safest mining sectors in the world, Ontario is always looking for innovative ideas "to ensure that those who work in Ontario's mines come home healthy and safe at... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
A Komatsu mining truck hauling copper ore at the Los Bronces Mine in Chile.

Komatsu autonomous trucks at Chile mine

Komatsu Ltd. will be showcasing its FrontRunner autonomous haulage system at Anglo American's Los Bronces open pit copper mine in Chile. Coupled with Komatsu's DISPATCH fleet management system,... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
Tube filled with reactive tailings material being injected with CO2 exhaust.

FPX Nickel looks beyond net-zero carbon

Recent lab tests carried out by researchers from the University of British Columbia indicate that a nickel mine at FPX Nickel Corp.'s Baptiste project in central British Columbia could absorb... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
Cat is developing electric versions of large mining haul trucks like these.

Cat electric trucks for BC gold-silver mine

With the goal of developing a carbon-neutral open pit mine at its Blackwater gold project in British Columbia, Artemis Gold Inc. has cut a deal with Caterpillar Inc. for the future delivery of... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
A photo of a Sandvik underground haul truck deep inside a tunnel.

Oyu Tolgoi goes underground, autonomous

Rio Tinto is leveraging the safety and productivity advantages of Sandvik's autonomous mining equipment as it heads underground at the enormous Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in the South Gobi... — Updated 7/12/2022 Full story

 
 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
A pile of black mass before being processed into battery-grade materials.

AMY NMC-811 cathode material gets tested

American Manganese reports that it has delivered NMC-811 (nickel-manganese-cobalt) cathode precursor material samples produced with its RecycLiCo technology to third-party collaborators in North... — Updated 7/12/2022

 
The Las Bambas mine that will soon benefit from hydropower from SmartH2OEnergy.

Capturing hidden energy flows at mines

Nearly every mine on Earth has a source of potential low-carbon energy that remains largely untapped – the natural surface waters flowing into, through and out of the operation. Germany-based... — Updated 7/12/2022 Full story

 

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