Aussie tech could help mining’s rubber bounce back into something useful

There could soon be a commercial scale option to turn used mining tyres into something useful, in a very cyclical kind of way. 

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Rio Tinto takes aim at electric train fleet for the Pilbara

The trains will be recharged at purpose-built stations at ports or mines and will also be capable of producing additional energy through a regenerative brake system.

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World-first autonomous road train ambition for WA miner

World-first autonomous road trains have been identified as the way of the future for one leading WA iron ore miner.  Mineral Resources recently announced a partnership with specialist Hexagon, to develop an autonomous road solution that would allow triple-trailer trains to haul ore from the Ashburton Hub project to the Port of Ashburton.  Road train convoys […]

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Winds of change: how a WA mine site took a leap of faith and won

Back in 2018, Gold Fields Executive Vice President Australasia Stuart Mathews asked the rest of the company’s board to take a risk.

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WA’s Solar MacGyver won’t stop pushing the boundaries

Dave Sharp doesn't mind at all if you compare him to the hero from one of the 1980s' most iconic TV series.

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The WA invention providing a diesel-free option for mine site lighting

The WA-designed MSLT4 ticks a lot of boxes - both in its performance and its emission profile (or lack thereof).

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‘You could hear the rumblings’: Adam built a business around mining’s big shift

Adam Gangemi reckons there is a simple measure when it comes to the increasing focus on decarbonisation in mining operations.

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Liquid metal emerges as surprise emission capture and conversion tool

An international team, led by researchers at the University of New South Wales, are aiming to demonstrate that liquid metal can be used to capture and convert CO2 greenhouse emissions at a commercial scale. 

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Roy Hill electric loco

Mining’s electric revolution continues with battery-powered ore train for the Pilbara

The electrification of the WA mining industry continues to gather pace, with Roy Hill set to employ the world’s first totally battery-powered locomotive at its Pilbara operations. 

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Zero emission haul trucks for WA’s next big state-of-the-art iron ore mine

Rio Tinto’s Gudai-Darri iron ore mine is likely to field a world-first operational deployment of zero-emission autonomous haul trucks. 

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