FFI CEO and FMG Chairman visit Hazelmere facility to see 221 t green hydrogen truck in action
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FFI CEO and FMG Chairman visit Hazelmere facility to see 221 t green hydrogen truck in action
September 16, 2021

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) CEO Julie Shuttleworth and Fortescue Chairman Dr Andrew Forrest AO recently visited FFI’s research and development facility in Hazelmere, Perth, Australia where the FFI green team have been designing ground-breaking 100% carbon-free green hydrogen haul trucks. By the end of the decade, Fortescue has said its trucks will be running on[…]

Weir Minerals, Henkel develop industry-first adhesive for rubber lining applications
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Weir Minerals, Henkel develop industry-first adhesive for rubber lining applications
September 15, 2021

Weir Minerals, manufacturer of Linatex®, a leading brand of premium natural rubber, has partnered with adhesive producer Henkel and its team of LOCTITE® adhesive, sealant and coating specialists, to develop what it says is a mining industry-first solvent-free adhesive for rubber lining applications with zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are carbon-based, organic chemicals often[…]

Swedish universities on board with LKAB’s carbon-dioxide free mission
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Swedish universities on board with LKAB’s carbon-dioxide free mission
September 15, 2021

LKAB says it is investing SEK80 million ($9.3 million) in a multi-year collaboration focused on research for sustainable mining of the future. In close collaboration with LKAB personnel, prominent researchers at, among other partners, Luleå University of Technology, Örebro University and Mälardalen University will develop solutions to enable the company’s transition to carbon dioxide-free processes[…]

Fortescue and Wintawari establish ‘culturally safe’ JV for Solomon Hub operations
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Fortescue and Wintawari establish ‘culturally safe’ JV for Solomon Hub operations
September 15, 2021

Fortescue Metals Group and members of the Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation, the prescribed body corporate for the Eastern Guruma People, have today announced a co-management framework to oversee the development of new mines at Fortescue’s Solomon Hub operations in Western Australia. Under the framework, Fortescue and members of Wintawari will establish a “culturally safe” mining[…]

Wabtec FLXdrive battery-electric loco to work at Roy Hill rail network in the Pilbara
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Wabtec FLXdrive battery-electric loco to work at Roy Hill rail network in the Pilbara
September 15, 2021

Roy Hill, in Western Australia, has announced the purchase of a Wabtec FLXdrive battery-electric locomotive, the world’s first 100% battery, heavy-haul locomotive for the region and the mining industry. “We are committed to transforming the next generation of transportation by adopting advanced technologies that improve energy efficiency, lower operating costs and improve our rail and[…]

Rio Tinto to work with Cat to deploy 35 new design 793 zero emissions & autonomous trucks at Gudai-Darri mine
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Rio Tinto to work with Cat to deploy 35 new design 793 zero emissions & autonomous trucks at Gudai-Darri mine
September 15, 2021

Rio Tinto and Caterpillar have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Caterpillar’s development of zero-emissions autonomous haul trucks for use at one of Rio Tinto’s Western Australian mining operations. The collaboration will see Rio Tinto work with Caterpillar to advance the development of the manufacturer’s future 220 t 793 zero-emissions autonomous haul truck including[…]

Komatsu addresses room and pillar mining challenges with new innovations at MINExpo
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Komatsu addresses room and pillar mining challenges with new innovations at MINExpo
September 14, 2021

To demonstrate its continued support of, and collaboration with, soft-rock operations, Komatsu has introduced new machine features and a next-generation conveyor chain to help mines maximise uptime and achieve productivity goals. These offerings debuting at MINExpo 2021 include the 12HM46 continuous miner with the new Titan Cutter Head, the BH-18A battery hauler with new lithium-ion[…]