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This month's issue of International Mining has a good round up of the latest news in processing, including a review of new technology, new alliances and new ideas. News of Outotoec's acquisition of Scanalyze and cooperation with Koppern; Weir Minerals' licence with KHD and partnership with Minyu Mac...
01-Aug-2013
ABSTRACT Global ore grades are declining while commodity demands continue to increase. Ore bodies requiring treatment are becoming increasingly complex requiring a finer grind size for maximum mineral recovery and grade. The demand for a finer grind size has set new challenges especially for grindin...
23-Jul-2013
Abstract In the context of the mining industry, smaller grain size and other mineralogical characteristics have motivated the need to grind finer. In order to address this need, the interest in fine grinding technologies has grown over the last 20 years as is illustrated by a growing body of knowle...
23-Jul-2013
ABSTRACT Particle size reduction is one of the most energy intensive and inefficient processes in use today. Traditional means for calculating energy requirements used for sizing equipment rely on empirically derived formulas and indices. The standard work indices of Kick, Bond and Von Rittinger ea...
23-Jul-2013
Comminution processes are cited as having an efficiency of less than 1%. Even if the efficiency of these processes could be increased to 5% as is suggested to be possible, the conclusion would remain that comminution processes are very inefficient with some 95% of the  input energy lost to the envir...
23-Jul-2013
JKTech's Diana Drinkwater, Metallurgical training manager, reported on the JKTech Eco-Efficient Comminution workshop held after MetPlant2013 in Perth, Western Australia. The Workshop saw 16 delegates,  divided pretty evenly between engineers, vendors and operators sharing knowledge and defining o...
22-Jul-2013
Energetics recently published an excellent article reviewing the parameters used to link energy with process efficiency and profitability. Highly recommended read!  Energetics has over 25 years experience in carbon and energy management working with large, complex, multi-site energy users spannin...
22-Jul-2013
ABSTRACT One of the most vigorous of the continuous improvement methodologies is Six Sigma. While usually associated with improving manufacturing and product quality, leading manufacturers are using it to improve their extended supply chain and logistics capabilities. At the same time they are impr...
22-Jul-2013
The following article appeared in the  July 2013 issue of Mining, People and the Environment. Thanks to author Graham White, and Ruth Green at Aspermont for a great feature.   Classic economic theory tells us that competition and the profit motive should herd every enterprise along the ro...
09-Jul-2013
Partner with CEEC for recognition of energy efficiency improvements in your company! Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information, and a premier source of benchmark price assessments for those commodity markets. Over the past 15 years the Global...
09-Jul-2013
CRC ORE and Mine to Mill expert Don McKee released a publication entitled Understanding Mine to Mill. The publication documents the history of Mine to Mill, explaining the concept in simple terms along with the elements and keys to successful implementation. Understanding Mine to Mill does not pr...
08-Jul-2013
he Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction is pleased to announce the publication of “Understanding Mine to Mill”, a publication written by Don McKee documenting the history of the Mine to Mill concept. Don McKee is an expert in research and education within the mining and...
03-Jul-2013
ABSTRACT Circuits with unconventional and potentially more complex designs are predicted to become more common in the future as plant designers and operators look to process ores more efficiently. Ideas have been presented on how circuit design may be changed to utilise today’s technology to addres...
02-Jul-2013
ABSTRACT The Meadowbank mine is operated by Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. and is located in the Kivalliq District of Nunavut in northern Canada. The process plant operates presently at a throughput of 11,500 tpd with gold grade varying between 2.9 and 3.6 g/t. The ore supplied to the process plant come f...
02-Jul-2013
ABSTRACT: Metso Minerals Process Technology and Innovation (PTI) have been working with operations around the world to increase their efficiency through "Mine-to-Mill" or Process Integration and Optimisation (PIO) methodology. These projects have delivered significant improvements in mine efficiency...
02-Jul-2013
In the lead up to the 11th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation, LEAP Australia in conjunction with TUNRA Bulk Solids, are pleased to announce a second visit to Australia by Dr Alex Potapov, Senior Scientist and Developer of Rocky. Alex will present an o...
02-Jul-2013
Download the CEEC July 2013 Newsletter This newsletter shares updates in CEEC's governance, new communication tools and exciting global initiatives  to achieve step change in Comminution energy efficiency. July 2013 CEEC Newsletter  Find the savings!
26-Jun-2013
Birol Sönmez  PhD, PTI Manager – Turkey, Metso Process Technology & Innovation sent the following report on the  XV Balkan Mineral Processing Congress (BMPC 2013) held in International Congress Centre Sozopol, Bulgaria during June 12-16, 2013.   [caption id="attachment_1815" align="al...
26-Jun-2013
Mining Magazine, June 2013 Michael Nelson, Amy Richins and Dariusz Lelinski look at energy consumption in copper concentrators from the 1970s to the present. Download the complete article with the publisher's permission.
18-Jun-2013
A paper presented at the 45th Annual Canadian Mineral Processors Operators Conference in Ottawa Canada this year has been awarded the 2013 CEEC Medal. C. Wang, S. Nadolski, O. Mejia, J. Drozdiak, B. Klein co-authored the paper titled “Energy and Cost Comparisons of HPGR based circuits with the SABC...
18-Jun-2013
This month's edition of Mining Magazine features an excellent review of energy consumption in copper concentrators for the 70's to the present. Written by Michael Nelson, Associate Professor and Chair of the Mining Engineering Department at the University of Utah; Dariusz Lelinski, Global Flotation...
11-Jun-2013
  For Release: Melbourne May 20th 2013 ASDT   Barrick shares experience through CEEC   Barrick Gold Corporation, the world’s leading gold producer, has signed a two-year sponsorship with the Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC).   “Comminution is one of the bigges...
24-May-2013
This World Gold Conference series is a joint venture between The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM), the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM). Following the very successful World...
01-May-2013
Mines and Money Australia is moving to Melbourne, the birthplace of mining and mine finance in Australia. Drawing on the support of key stakeholders from across the mining and finance community, Mines and Money Australia 2013 will feature an enlarged exhibition of mining investment opportunities and...
01-May-2013
MetPlant 2013 will develop the themes from previous MetPlant conferences which encompass mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, biometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, water and tailings management, emissions management and energy efficiency. In 2013 the conference will concentrate on the practical matters...
30-Apr-2013
Australian Technology: Inspiring Global Mining Innovation Austmine is proud to announce the launch of its 2013 Conference and Exhibition – the premier event in Australia’s mining calendar. 2011 delivered the biggest and best event yet, drawing together over 400 mining industry executives from ov...
30-Apr-2013
CONGRESS TOPICS The Scientific Program of BMPC 2013 will cover the following main topics: ● Material Analysis and Mineral Characterization ● Fundamental Basis of Mineral Processing ● Comminution and Classification ● Physical Concentration Methods ● Flotation and Surface Chemistry Process...
30-Apr-2013
1,500 delegates from around the globe An intensive 14-track technical program of leading edge peer-reviewed papers High-level knowledge sharing and networking 300 exhibitors; Mining, Automation, Robotics & Construction Held in conjunction with ISARC 2013 Hosted by the Canadi...
30-Apr-2013
13th European Symposium on Comminution and Classification The European Symposium on Comminution and Classification (ESCC) is initialized by the working party of Comminution and Classification from the EFCE (European Federation of Chemical Engineering) with its current chair Professor Dr.-Ing....
30-Apr-2013
The Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) is a platform for on-going collaboration between Kellogg faculty, corporate innovation leaders and government. Founded in 2003, the KIN facilitates strategy and management dialogue to promote innovation led growth and build long-term value. In 2012  a Kellogg...
24-Apr-2013
The Investor Group on Climate Change IGCC represents institutional investors with total funds under management of approximately $900 billion, and others in the investment community interested in the impact of climate change on investments. The IGCC aims to encourage government policies and investmen...
18-Apr-2013
From http://eex.gov.au/industry-sectors/mining/#fn-166-1 A range of opportunities are available in the mining and mineral processing sectors. These include opportunities in the following areas: Embed energy efficiency into corporate and site management practices Achieving progress on energ...
17-Apr-2013
Over the last 30 years, the average grade of mined Australian ore bodies has halved, while the waste removed to access the minerals has more than doubled.1 This has led to a 70% increase in energy consumption across mining operations.2 Energy costs currently constitute as much as 15% of total mining...
15-Apr-2013
Robert Friedland and Owen Hegarty were amongst the winners at the Mines and Money Asian Mining Awards, held during Mines and Money Hong Kong last week. Hundreds gathered at a black tie event at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to see who picked up awards in six categories: Country,...
09-Apr-2013
CEEC was officially two years old on April 1st, and look at how we've grown! Over 15 industry sponsors Three comminution efficiency workshops across the globe Over 650 members participating in CEEC's LinkedIn group discussions Publication of the CEEC Roadmap resulting from the 2012 CEE...
03-Apr-2013
“The first follower is actually an underestimated form of leadership in itself. … The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader.” — Derek Sivers I found this quote on TED Quotes while searching for talks on innovation. There are many excellent presentations on this subject at TED...
20-Mar-2013
Industrial Minerals' assistant editor  Laura Syrett has published an excellent online report covering the key mineral processing issues discussed at SME 2013. Declining ore grades and resource shortages, frequently documented by CEEC as drivers of change, are applying constant pressure for throughpu...
19-Mar-2013
In late 2012 ABB won an order to deliver an energy management system to Swedish mining company LKAB that will optimise energy use at its Kiruna and Malmberget underground iron ore mines, and its newest Svappavaara open pit mine. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="350"] Malmberget Iron Ore Mi...
14-Mar-2013
The striking infographic released today by CEEC International Ltd (Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution) illustrates the immense opportunity for mining companies to improve earnings by optimizing their crushing and grinding practices known as comminution. Proven ore processing alternatives...
13-Mar-2013
As reported by Omar Arafat, Project Metallurgist & Marketing Manager, Metcom Technologies Inc. This year's SME Conference in Denver was a success- below are a few photos of some key people that stopped by to chat at the Metcom Technologies Inc booth. (Image definition limited by Iphone and th...
04-Mar-2013
CEEC’s Board of Directors welcomed two new members in late 2012. Joe Pease, Chief Executive of Xstrata Technology Ltd and Michael Battersby, Managing Director, Maelgwyn Mineral Services bring their global commercial experience and insight to the CEEC Board. Current board members include Elizabeth Le...
15-Feb-2013
For their outstanding achievements above latitude 60º North, Sandvik Mining and Atlas Copco have been presented with the first two 'Northern Lights' industry awards. These inaugural awards were announced last week during the RMG Exploration & Mining Investment Conference in Stockholm. Sandvik...
13-Feb-2013
Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) is an industry-wide, performance-based program that was developed to  help mining companies evaluate and manage their environmental and social responsibilities. The program’s  main objective is to enable mining companies to meet society’s needs for minerals, metals a...
13-Feb-2013
Mining Magazine 2012 published an article by CEEC Advocate Christian Ottergren of Sandvik Mining, explaining why the new Vibrocone crusher could be a game changer for mines looking to reduce their energy consumption and operating costs.  Vibrocone at MinExpo 2012 Download the article here: San...
13-Feb-2013
ABSTRACT Horizontal grinding mills have been used in the mining industry for more than a century, and due to their operational and maintenance simplicity they remain a widely used technology for various stages of comminution. The relative ‘efficiency’ of horizontal grinding mills compared to othe...
25-Jan-2013