Metso Outotec has become the latest company to join the Coalition for Eco Efficient Comminution (CEEC) as a new sponsor, with the OEM’s President and CEO, Pekka Vauramo, noting that the company’s sustainability focus aligns with CEEC’s objective to promote eco-efficient minerals.
CEEC’s vision is to accelerate the implementation of eco-efficient comminution practices through promotion of supporting data and industry benefits.
Alison Keogh, CEEC CEO, said: “Metso Outotec brings strong alignment and skills to support CEEC’s mission. Metso Outotec has a global reach and has been championing sustainability for a long time by proactively developing technologies and partnering with mining companies to become more energy efficient.”
Vauramo said: “We are committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C and accelerating our sustainability efforts, as the most recent IPCC report makes it clear that the window of opportunity for keeping to 1.5°C is closing quickly. We want to support our customers in reducing their emissions with our sustainable offering that utilises the most efficient technologies.”
Metso Outotec Head of Grinding Business Line, Christoph Hoetzel, said that as comminution is the most energy-intensive step in mining, improving how rocks are ground and processed now and in the future is key to reducing industry’s carbon emissions.
“I encourage three collaboration actions through CEEC to accelerate our collective efforts for more energy and water efficient minerals: sharing case studies and knowledge, benchmarking and innovation,” he said. “Our combined learnings and operational successes can all help industry truly improve and accelerate the decarbonisation change.
“Visionary leaders are actively pushing towards what can be done better. Metso Outotec is keen to help communicate the business case for alternative grinding circuits and processing flowsheets. Our range of proven energy efficient solutions – which is the widest in the industry – allows a truly holistic approach considering efficiency, reliability and low operational costs. Such holistic approaches with innovative plant design and optimisation are vital to reduce mining’s footprint.”
Keogh commended Metso Outotec’s goals to accelerate eco-efficient minerals, noting its demonstrated track history of being a leader in comminution improvements.
Metso Outotec has previously been shared winners of the CEEC Medal twice.
In 2012, staff from Metso and Compañía Minera Antamina co-authored the paper ‘Optimisation and continuous improvement of the Antamina Comminution Circuit’, which won the inaugural 2012 CEEC Medal.
In 2020, Metso and Newmont Corp staff co-authored the paper ‘Reducing Energy and Water Consumption through Alternative Comminution Circuits’, winning the 2020 CEEC Medal for Operations.