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Clean Earth Technologies, MCT Group sign pact to make gold processing cyanide- and acid-free

In what Clean Earth Technologies (CET) says is a major move to reduce pollution and support environment friendly initiatives, Dubai-based MCT Group has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CET that will see both parties enter a working relationship in the interests of locally manufacturing and supplying CET’s safer, more environmentally responsible technologies and reagents seeking to make gold processing cyanide- and acid-free.

This will be done at MCT Group’s facilities in DIP, in Dubai. The aim is to produce CET’s proprietary reagents, commercialised by CET’s subsidiary “Clean Mining”, to customers.

Misho Ravic, Group CEO, MCT said: “It is a matter of great satisfaction that our scale of operations and regional expertise make us an ideal organisation to introduce Clean Mining and make positive use of CET’s multiple capabilities. This MoU is timely as such industry processes and remediations that do not contaminate the earth or the air, are the way forward, especially for gold
mines globally.”

Bharat Ratteshwar, Executive Director, MCT Group, added: “Non-toxic, environmentally friendly industry processes fit well into the UAE Energy Strategy 2050, so we are excited about this latest development in our portfolio, which is both timely and significant. The MoU will open a new chapter in regional clean ecological practices and ensure the Earth is protected even as business and commercial considerations are maintained, with specific relevance to gold mining.”

CET’s Founder and CEO, Kevin Fell, concluded: “This MoU with MCT is a significant step in Clean Mining’s growth. With mining operations returning to normal globally, the demand for our
innovative mining solutions is growing and we need a partner who can assist us with scaling up our output to meet the demand. MCT’s proven track record in manufacturing and logistics is unmatched in the region, and we are thrilled that they have joined us on our mission to provide a safer and greener gold mining environment.”

Clariant opens new competence centre in Dubai focused on decarbonisation minerals

Clariant Mining Solutions has opened a dedicated global Competence Center for Decarbonization Minerals (CCDM) at the Dubai Science Park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This laboratory is designed to meet the increasing global demand for solutions to process decarbonisation minerals more efficiently, it said.

The decarbonisation of the production and transportation of goods and services is a growing megatrend. Mining is one of the key foundational industries enabling decarbonisation by delivering the minerals required for these technologies, such as nickel, cobalt and lithium for batteries for electric vehicles, rare earths for magnets in wind turbines and alumina for lighter-weight vehicles and solar panels.

Research activities will include improving metallurgical performance by maximising recovery and grade, optimising cost performance, and creating more sustainable solutions for the processing of decarbonisation minerals, it said.

“Our new Competence Center is another important milestone in our purpose-led strategy to become a sustainability leader in mining chemicals,” George Nunes, Global Head of Clariant Mining Solutions, said.

Cognecto’s AI-based equipment monitoring solution to be used at FURA’s Sapphire mine

FURA Gems has announced a partnership with India-based Cognecto to improve operational efficiency, sustainability, productivity and decrease the carbon footprint of its Australian mining operation.

Cognecto, which calls itself India’s leading artificial intelligence-based heavy equipment monitoring company, has deployed an integrated custom-built hardware sensor and remote telemetry data protocol for FURA to share the data from its Sapphire mining operations in Queensland to company headquarters in Dubai.

This collaborative effort forges a solution combining heavy equipment monitoring and analytics to empower operational visibility and control wherever and whenever, according to Cognecto. In addition, FURA employees can access real-time fleet updates via a “well-integrated, easy-to-implement, and zero-tech footprint AI platform created by Cognecto to improve operational conditions and enhances safety”, it said.

Operational insights for real-time tracking are delivered using a web interface, while the alerts can be relayed on any commonly used messaging platform. Apart from real-time tracking, the assets are colour coded based on status and precise location on a map, embedded in a customisable dashboard. The performance can be monitored with alerts and helps boost equipment utilisation, while optimising fuel use. All this data is reported to get the number of trips and actual engine run time based on multiple criteria, Cognecto says.

Dibya Baral, Chief Technology Officer of FURA Gems and Managing Director FURA Australia, said: “Technology has been the driver for FURA’s swift initiation and turnaround for new projects. A quick implementation by Team Cognecto helped us achieve operational efficiency and strengthen the project deliverables.

“We look forward to strengthening our association moving forward and continue to improve our Sapphire project. This monitoring system will help us drive operational efficiency and reduce our carbon footprint, making it a win-win for both our business and the magnificent nature of Australia.”

Rohet Sareen, Head of Business Development at Cognecto, said: “The next generation of partnership has just taken place, and we take pride that FURA, a leading gemstone mining giant with very large-scale operations, has partnered with us. Their commitment to the environment and land rehabilitation practices demonstrates their desire to embrace innovative solutions to preserve the environment. We are both equally passionate about sustainability, and we are determined to take it to the next level with FURA’s vision of reducing carbon footprint.”

Rema Tip Top builds local presence in Middle East

Rema Tip Top is looking to tap into new markets in the Middle East by opening its own hub in Dubai.

With immediate effect, all product and service requests of the region will be processed and implemented from the new location true to the motto “In the region, for the region”, the company said.

Target markets are the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the neighbouring countries Egypt and Jordan, according to the conveying and processing technology provider.

“Rema Tip Top is strengthening its commitment in the GCC region to directly serve the market as Rema Tip Top Middle East,” Michael Labbé (pictured), Executive Board member of Rema Tip Top AG CEO of REMA Tip Top Middle East, said.

“It is our central concern to be closer to our customers, to be their local contact and to better understand the needs and trends of the region,” he added.

With the new subsidiary, all customers in the region will have a contact person offering them comprehensive support by telephone or on site during their usual business hours, the company said.

By means of local warehousing, a 24/7 availability with correspondingly short reaction times is to be established at short notice to faster process and implement customer enquiries.

For Labbé, the combination of local conditions, existing mineral resources and German engineering skills from Rema Tip Top is an important driving force for the company: “There already is a strong demand for Rema Tip Top products in the region, which we have not always been able to meet 100% due to the long supply routes in the past.

“With our new hub, we can meet this need and further expand existing customer relationships.”

The subsidiary is preparing to present itself to the public for the first time at the Dubai Mining Show on November 5-6.