Energy Efficiency in Mining

Automating for energy efficiency underground
Find out more about how CanmetMINING is researching ways to improve energy efficiency in underground mining operations.

Replacing diesel power underground
Diesel engines are widely used in underground mining vehicles. The diesel emissions are known to be human carcinogens, and diluting the emissions to keep workers safe consumes enormous amounts of energy. Read about the work CanmetMINING is doing on alternative energy sources to move toward replacement of diesel engines in underground mines.

Tackling comminution, the largest energy consumer
Learn what comminution is, and about the exciting research ongoing at CanmetMINING to improve comminution efficiency, both underground at the source, as well as within the milling circuit itself.