Rio Tinto has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with POSCO to explore and develop low-carbon emission technologies for iron ore mining through to steelmaking.
Shell International has started development on decarbonisation and digitalisation pathways for Tokyo investment firm ITOCHU’s global metals and minerals portfolio.
Glencore has earned a certification from the Queensland Government for rehabilitating 138 hectares at the Newlands open cut coal mine in Central Queensland.
Glencore has been accredited for full compliance with recommendations from the Northern Territory Environmental Protection Authority (NT EPA) at the McArthur River zinc mine.
Researchers from Aalto University in Finland have found a new environmentally friendly method for increasing mineral recovery in minerals processing.
Fortescue Metals Group has contracted Pacific Energy to build Western Australia’s largest network integrated battery energy storage system (BESS).
Rio Tinto has secured a gas supply agreement with Santos, who will supply 15 petajoules of natural gas to the miner from late 2021.
Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison is determined to push the country towards a net zero economy by 2050 without sacrificing “traditional industries in regional Australia”.
Deloitte’s top 10 trends for 2021 have highlighted the mining sector’s commitment to continual improvement and in laying a foundation for tomorrow. Decarbonisation and zero harm are two of this year’s discussion points in the annual Tracking the Trends report.
BHP has penned an agreement with Chinese customer HBIS Group to evaluate solutions that will reduce greenhouse gas from ironmaking and steelmaking.
EPLAN P8 and Ecodesign’s ESG software open the door for more efficient electrical and control designs across heavy industries such as mining.
New Century Resources has secured a $14 million cost reduction for the rehabilitation of the Century zinc mine in Queensland.
ESG (environment, social and governance) has become essential in business and investment circles, setting a new standard in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact that a company makes.
OZ Minerals, Hatch and Kirkland Lake Gold are taking their own unique approaches to sustainability, but all point to a greener future. Australian Mining looks at how they are driving change.
Glencore intends to focus on investing in transition metals including copper, cobalt and metals for a low carbon future as the company transitions to a new executive leadership.
As mining operations reimagine how they use technology to transform business, leverage and extract more value out of data and build sustainable communities, environmental intelligence is expected to be at the forefront.
Mining is anticipated to be the second hardest hit industry by climate change in Australia should there be an inaction in mitigating it, according to Deloitte.
Maintaining a social licence to operate is now directly related to a mine’s production efficiency and financial success.
Rio Tinto has joined forces with the world’s largest brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) to make beer cans out of responsibly produced, low-carbon aluminium.
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