Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has presented Intellection with the inaugural Tom Burns Award, designed to recognise an emerging exporter to China or Vietnam.
Intellection provides automated mineralogical analysis solutions based on its own mineral and material analysis technology, QEMSCAN (Quantitative Evaluation of Materials by Scanning Electron Microscopy).
QEMSCAN has been popular in China due to its ability to maximise production, Intellection marketing manager Fraser Kendall said.
“One of the key applications of QEMSCAN in a production sense is the ability to provide information that allows mining companies to get the most out of the ore they’re mining,” Kendall told Australian Mining.
“The need that it meets is that of increased demand, and China is certainly leading the world in that. “This technology is the kind of thing that is going to help Chinese mining companies to produce more efficiently and effectively.”
The presentation was made at the Premier of Queensland’s Exports Awards Gala in Brisbane.
“Intellection’s high-tech equipment has attracted strong demand in China’s mining industries in the last year, and the company is a deserving winner of this award,” Bligh said.
“The Intellection system is a very attractive technology in the mining, oil and gas and coal-related sectors, where its detailed analysis provides data for use in exploration, and maximising recovery rates.”
Since it was founded in 2003, the majority of Intellection’s revenues have come from exports, with sales to mining companies, commercial laboratories and research institutions in countries such as Canada, the US and the UK, chief executive officer Chris Staples said.
“We believe we have a strong product which is being used to increase productivity in the mining and oil and gas markets, and we take this message to a global marketplace,” Staples said.