Coal-Based Product Could Replace Sand in Concrete

By Mark S. Kuhar A study by Rice University researchers found that graphene derived from metallurgical coke, a coal-based product, could serve not only as a reinforcing additive in cement but also as a replacement for sand in concrete. “This could have a major impact on one of the biggest industries in the world,” said James Tour, Rice’s T. T.…

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Sustainable mining in North America:  Confronting 3 major environmental challenges

This trio of hurdles may surprise you, according to Vaisala’s Frank DeFina in this NAM exclusive. Mining faces an era of reinvention, with decision-makers no longer depending on traditional portfolios and practices to create value. Almost 40% of mining CEOs believe their companies will not be economically viable in the next decade if they continue their current trajectories.  Given the…

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Canada funds projects to enhance mining sector

The Government of Canada said it is investing more than $15 million to accelerate the commercialization of made-in-Canada mining solutions that will better equip the country’s sector. Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Honourable François-Philippe Champagne recently named 24 recipients of support selected through the Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA) Network’s second call for proposals: Baie Minerals Destiny Copper DMT…

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DIESEL. BUT NOT AS WE KNOW IT

There are thousands of diesel-powered vehicles in the mining industry. Decarbonizing this existing fleet is a key step in addressing industry’s carbon footprint. Alternative diesels may hold the answer.  By Jonathan Rowland Hydrogen and electrification are often talked about in the context of decarbonizing mobility in mining. But both routes require significant investment in new technologies and infrastructure, as well…

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BKT DRIVING CONVERSATION ON MINING’S FUTURE

The tire OEM introduced the newest season of its Global Trends OTR immersive digital roundtables to talk about key topics to the industries it serves with discussion of innovation, digitization and, yes, tires. The new season of the Global Trends OTR series from BKT Network, the company’s digital platform, ran from March to June 2023 and included episodes on sustainability…

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Anglo officially earmarks millions for First Mode zero-emissions pact

Anglo American, which in May introduced its prototype hydrogen-battery hybrid haul truck – the largest in the world –has come through with a $200 million investment to accelerate the nuGen zero emissions haulage solution (ZEHS). The miner said in December that it inked a binding agreement with First Mode Holdings that will fast-track the development and commercialization of the nuGen…

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Rio Tinto invests $55M to add underground mining at Kennecott

Rio Tinto has announced a major growth plan for its Kennecott copper complex outside of Salt Lake City, Utah – an expansion to mining that will also take its efforts underground, which it said holds “potential for significant and attractive underground development.” The miner has earmarked US$55 million for the landmark transition project on the century-old mine and said it…

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MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® Empowers the Industry to Meet Global Demand

Explore Every Level of Equipment and Technology at the Largest Mining Show of Its Kind. Mined materials are the building blocks of every current infrastructure project and all future energy technologies. Responsible for feeding the world’s manufacturing, technology, defense, transportation and medical supply chains, demand for mined materials is poised to soar as the global economy recovers and emerging markets…

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