The Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC) has announced a low-cost, interactive Mining Energy Innovation Forum in Santiago, Chile on October 4 at the Hyatt Hotel. “Bringing Chilean mining leaders and industry experts together, this Forum will celebrate Chilean insights and enhance knowledge-sharing in the critical area of energy efficiency in mining and processing.”
“CEEC will also share our free, practical Energy Curves tools and case studies of success, and mining leaders will deliver keynote presentations sharing operational insights. Participants will gain insights from a Chilean panel of experts about emerging technologies, and interactively discuss benefits and options to boost productivity and energy efficiency.”
Held on Wednesday October 4 in the lead up to PROCEMIN 2017 at the same venue, this half-day Forum gives mining professionals the chance to learn:
- How Chile has successfully tackled energy challenges in operations, delivering value
- Through panel experts, important energy and water efficient advances and emerging technologies for mining
- How free comminution energy curves can help participants target improvement investments
- How to benchmark, measure and track energy efficiency improvements
- Options to maximise productivity through smart, targeted improvements.
This interactive and inspiring Forum will be led by CEEC CEO Alison Keogh and researcher Dr Grant Ballantyne of the University of Queensland’s Sustainable Mineral Institute, who has led development of comminution Energy Curves hosted on CEEC’s website.
“Mineral processing can often use up to 50% of the energy consumed on a mine site. Due to limitations imposed by capital and operating cost strategies, operations often have significant capacity to improve. Yet there are some proven, low-risk strategies that improve energy efficiency, reduce costs, increase productivity and profit, and reduce the environmental and social footprint of mining.”
CEEC, a not-for-profit, industry-funded organisation, has collaborated with researchers and industry to fund and develop a unique Energy Curve methodology to establish a baseline for current comminution energy productivity, and identify opportunities for improvement. Like the well-known cost curves, Energy Curves enable current performance to be benchmarked against equivalent operations from a large, confidential database. The Energy Curves are now recognised as an important global tool, informed by almost 60% world copper production and over 30% of gold production, along with other commodities.