Rio Tinto is strengthening a commitment to become a key supplier of materials for battery and electric technologies at the Jadar lithium project in Serbia and at its copper ventures around the world.
Woodside Petroleum chief executive officer Peter Coleman has conceded that the company will find it difficult to reduce emissions.
Rio Tinto will reduce its annual carbon footprint at the Kennecott copper operation in Utah, United States by up to 65 per cent with a switch from coal power to renewable energy.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has pledged to invest $75 million in the discovery of mining resources should he win the upcoming federal election.
Battery Minerals’ second major graphite operation Balama Central in Mozambique boasts a mine life of 27 years and will cost just $US69.4 million to develop, its feasibility study has shown.
Pilbara Minerals has officially opened the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project, with steady plans to progress its stage two expansion to 5Mt/y.
Mining mergers and acquisitions rose by $US25 billion during the first quarter of 2018, up 86 per cent year-over-year (YoY), according to a new report from EY.
Replacing diesel with renewable energy on remote mine sites is an increasing goal in Australia but one that can’t be achieved without the reliability of energy storage solutions.
South32 has extended Energy Developments’ electricity supply contract at the Cannington silver-lead-zinc mine in North Queensland by 14 years to 2032.
South32 plans to use solar energy to power key infrastructure at its Cannington lead-silver operation in Queensland.
A report from global advisory organisation BDO Australia has predicted a number of future trends in the mining industry, including the prediction that 50 per cent of miners will be replaced by robots by 2020.
Engineering and infrastructure firm RCR Tomlinson has announced that it has extended is bank guarantee from $195 million to $295 million and has received approval for insurance bonding facility increases of $50 million, for a total of $150 million in increased funding.
Miners could drive down energy costs by up to 50 per cent through the implementation of effective energy management programs, according to a Deloitte paper.
BHP has partnered with US firm Rocky Mountain Institute on the Sunshine for Mines program, focused on redevelopment of disused mining sites.
BHP wants to add more copper resources to its global portfolio to capitalise on an expectation that there will be an upsurge in demand in the coming years.
The expansion announcement follows on from stage 1 construction, which commenced in October 2016 at a cost of $400 million. Stage 2 construction is expected to be complete by late 2019.
A new roadmap published by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has identified several growth areas to aid the expansion of the Australian oil and gas industry, which is currently challenged by low-cost overseas competition and attempts to reduce carbon intensity within the local energy sector.
More mines in Australia are introducing renewable energy to their operations. Kate Dougherty explains the benefits and obstacles of renewables projects for the mining industry.
Advanced Energy Resources (AER) has signed a long term power purchase agreement with GMA Garnet, which will see the construction of a three megawatt wind and solar farm in Western Australia.
The CSIRO has launched the new Centre for Hybrid Energy Systems, a collaborative facility to research renewable and hybrid energy technologies.