2020 CEEC Medal Applications Open

The CEEC Medal
The CEEC Medal

2020 CEEC Medal applications Open

A world-wide search began today for examples of outstanding innovation in comminution as applications opened for the prestigious Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC) Medal.

In its ninth year, the CEEC Medal celebrates the most outstanding published paper, article or case study profiling improvements in energy-efficient comminution practice from the past 18 months.

In opening applications, CEEC CEO Alison Keogh said smart crushing, grinding and complementary technologies improved costs, reduced footprint, reduced energy intensity and enhanced productivity.

“Applications for the prestigious CEEC Medal are now open and CEEC invites you to showcase your work or to nominate an outstanding published article or case study you have seen,” Ms Keogh said.

“We welcome applications that can demonstrate improvement or innovation advances in the energy efficiency of comminution and mineral processing. Past winners have included outstanding site improvements and innovative research advances before, during or after the comminution steps.”

“CEEC’s mission is to raise awareness of alternative comminution strategies and installed outcomes that will lower processing costs and raise shareholder value. A true industry collaborative, we are proud to share inspiring advances and help lead change through our CEEC Medal initiative on the world stage.”

Medals can be awarded to authors in two categories:

  • Operations
  • Technical research

CEEC Medal Evaluation Committee Chair Dr Zeljka Pokrajcic said the CEEC Medal brings attention to ‘best-in-class’ research or documentation in the field of energy-efficient comminution.

“CEEC Medal winners have shared how they’ve applied site improvements or developed exciting new technologies. This includes grinding efficiency approaches in different settings, mine-to-mill gains, innovations in comminution approaches, blasting impacts, testing advances, transfer of technologies from one commodity into a different commodity, and smart changes to circuits,” she said.

CEEC CEO Alison Keogh said the established, globally prestigious award attracts a wide range of high calibre submissions from around the world.

“Award recipients benefit from their participation in the CEEC Medal and help lead important changes in industry. Winners and outstanding shortlisted nominations receive global recognition as contributors to energy-efficient comminution, enhancing opportunities for future collaboration and industry action.”

Applications close on 31 March 2020. To apply or nominate a peer, visit ceecthefuture.org.au/ceec-medal/ or email published outstanding work now to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Past CEEC Medal winners

2019 Operations Medal – Metcom’s Ball mill circuit classification system efficiency methodology

2019 Research Medal – University of Newcastle’s NovaCell flotation coarse particle collection and ultra-fines separation

2018 Karara and Nippon Eirich’s TowerMills and circuit changes

2017 Research Medal – University of Queensland JKMRC team’s high voltage pulse technology

2017 Operations Medal – Newmont team’s global sites grinding improvements

2016 Operations Medal – McArthur Zinc operations team’s heavy medium pre-concentration

2016 Research Medal – University of British Columbia team’s HGPR operation optimal energy piston press test

2015 Gekko Systems team’s HPGR pre-concentration

2014 Orica team’s high-intensity blasting

2013 Huckleberry mine team’s circuit changes, energy and value

2012 Antamina mine and Metso team’s mine-to-mill productivity

More details of CEEC Medal winners and Medal application criteria can be found at ceecthefuture.org.au/ceec-medal/.

Evaluation criteria

Submissions must be of a standard suitable for technical review, and must have been written and/or presented within the past 18 months. Nominations are reviewed by the CEEC Medal Evaluation Committee for applicability, supporting research and documentation, prospective impact, potential energy savings, and presentation style. CEEC Medal applications are reviewed against four primary criteria using a principle-based model:

  • The potential improvement in comminution energy efficiency and the financial benefits resulting from that improvement.
  • The ability of the concepts outlined in the paper, article or case study to be readily adapted to an operating plant or into the design of new circuits.
  • The robustness of the data analysis and conclusions drawn.
  • The extent to which the paper, article or case study communicates its ideas clearly and effectively.

Further criteria and application information is available at: https://ceecthefuture.org/ceec-medal/