Global processing technology and service provider Metso Outotec is the latest company to join the Coalition for Eco Efficient Comminution (CEEC) as a new sponsor.
CEEC CEO Alison Keogh congratulated Metso Outotec on joining its growing global network of mining industry leaders to accelerate collaboration and uptake of more eco-efficient mining and comminution.
“Metso Outotec brings strong alignment and skills to support CEEC’s mission,” she said. “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.”
Metso Outotec President and CEO Pekka Vauramo said that sustainability is at the core of Metso Outotec’s offering and operations, which aligns well with CEEC’s objective to promote eco-efficient minerals.
“We are excited to be part of CEEC, as it fits very well with our purpose to enable sustainable modern life,” he 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 utilizes 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 we grind and process rocks 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. Our combined learnings and operational successes can all help industry truly improve and accelerate the decarbonization change,” he said.
“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 optimization are vital to reduce mining’s footprint.”
He noted research and development (R&D) has a key role in Metso Outotec’s goal towards a more sustainable future. Actions to combat climate change shift demand to smart and sustainable solutions. The company’s Planet Positive offering focuses on the most impactful technologies in its current portfolio to improve customers energy- and water efficiency, circularity and safety.
Ms Keogh commended Metso Outotec’s goals to accelerate eco-efficient minerals, noting its demonstrated track history of being a leader in comminution improvements. The group 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 addition, Metso Outotec is the 8th most sustainable company in the world according to Corporate Knights.
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. CEEC interviewed Metso Outotec Medal winners Alan Boylston and Isaias Arce in its recent video.
“We are pleased to celebrate CEEC Medal winners’ outstanding examples of alternative comminution and eco-efficient technology. Metso Outotec has helped lead change for decades, now strengthened by the global merging of Metso and Outotec,” Ms Keogh said.
She noted that Metso Outotec’s longstanding partnerships towards sustainability goals include two outstanding CEEC Medal wins, and also widely applauded examples such as the Freeport McMoRan-Metso collaboration championing industry uptake of high-pressure grinding rolls (HPGRs).
“CEEC also commends mining and METS companies that show leadership by collaborating, which is vital for industry to tackle the shared industry challenge of accelerating the path to decarbonization and net zero at the pace required. We welcome other visionary leaders to support industry’s collective efforts through CEEC sponsorship, Medal nominations and sharing cutting-edge ideas.”
About Metso Outotec:
Metso Outotec was created through the combination of Metso Minerals and Outotec on June 30, 2020. It is a frontrunner in sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally, and is committed to limiting global warming to 1.5°C with science-based targets. For more information about Metso Outotec visit the company’s website here.
CEEC is an independent, not-for-profit group funded by sponsorship from visionary leaders across mining, to promote collaboration on shared industry challenges. This year, CEEC celebrates 10 years of sustained collaboration across industry to communicate, collaborate and celebrate more eco-efficient approaches with a focus on comminution, an area of high energy and cost consumption in mining.