The CEECing Change podcast, which CEEC launched in May, is for people who are interested in sustainability in the mining industry. Since the last edition of the CEEC news went out, four more episodes of the CEECing Change podcast have been released from the Spotlight Leader Conversations, CEEC’s series of interviews with leading people in the mineral processing industry.
In Episode 13, Scott Marshall, Scott Ferguson and Ellen Thomson from Thermo Fisher Scientific spoke to CEEC Communications Lead Ailbhe Goodbody about the latest sensor technologies for ore sorting. Some of the topics they discussed include Thermo Fisher Scientific’s commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, and how its mining division is focused on developing technologies that can help its customers achieve their own net zero 2050 targets.
In Episode 14, Brian Cornish, José Pablo Domínguez and Roberto Lecaros from ME Elecmetal spoke to Ailbhe Goodbody about renewables and grinding innovations, including how ME Elecmetal is working towards a long-term vision regarding carbon emissions, recycling and the circular economy. They also talked about how making small changes to reduce energy and steel consumption can result in big improvements in the efficiency of operations, and noted that CEEC has been very successful at raising awareness around the importance of reductions in energy and water consumption.
In Episode 15, Dr Chris Greet, Manager, Minerals Processing Research at Magotteaux, told Ailbhe Goodbody how the company is taking net zero very seriously and has drastically reduced its energy consumption by using solar energy at its plants. He also shared why he thinks mineral processing has a bright future as a key part of the energy transition, and discussed Magotteaux’s MagoSense real-time mill monitor, which was launched in 2021 and is being installed at the Northparkes mine.
In Episode 16, Maptek CEO Eduardo Coloma spoke to Ailbhe Goodbody about how technology is playing a big role in making mining safer, more sustainable and more efficient. He also discussed the importance of collaboration for the future success of the resources sector, how we need to improve community trust, and why inclusion and diversity are important in the industry.
You can listen to all published episodes of CEECing Change here on the CEEC website.