We are looking for novel technologies which can be used to either reduce the energy consumed by the various products on a mine site or to recover a substantial proportion of the waste energy for re-use in other processes.
In some countries, more than 6% of energy consumption is accounted for by mine sites and the mining process alone. This huge energy consumption results in extremely high costs for the operators and increases the cost of mining overall. A significant proportion of the energy is lost to heat and vibration in the various products and processes across a site.
With recent development in energy efficient technology and also energy recovery technologies we believe there is an opportunity to considerably reduce the energy consumed and the overall energy costs of the mining process.
Possible approaches include, but are not limited to:
We are looking for a concise abstract/executive summary.
The proposal should briefly describe the technical approach and provide information on technology performance, background and description of the responding team and their related experience.
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