Mining operations have significantly changed over the years, and further improvements are afoot as technology advances are adopted globally. With approaches to environmental impact, safety, and efficiency changing, it is anticipated that ongoing digital mine innovation will revolutionize the essential elements of mining.
The global mining market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.7 percent from 2020 to 2027. Driving this growth is trends like ‘urban mining’ that help mining companies recycle rare metals from waste to reduce extractive mining, to meet their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) obligations.
To put the spotlight on many other key developments in the industry, Metals and mining Review illustrates how organizations are promoting sustainable mining practices in Canada. The edition features articles on sustainable mining from Paulo Novaes, Industrial Operations Director at Aperam, John Heerema, Regional Sales Representative at Gerdau, and Dorothea “Thea” Soule, Chief Commercial Officer at Ecobat. They bring forward innovative technological solutions that aim to reduce the carbon footprint of mining companies, paving the way for a sustainable mining future.
In this edition of Metals and mining Review, we also bring to you the story of some of the top mining solution providers in Canada. In that list, IOS Services Géoscientifiques is a firm of geological consultants and mineral exploration contractors. This list also comprises Corem, a non-profit center of expertise and innovation that offers mining companies specialized services and R&D expertise to optimize key mineral processes. Equally commendable are the stories of GeoSpark Consulting, which leverages easy-to-use and readily affordable database software and services for all levels of mineral exploration and mining; Sedgman Pty Limited, a leading provider of integrated minerals processing solutions; and Voxel Farm, which allows mining companies to leverage the vast storage and compute capabilities of various cloud providers via its ‘Spatial Platform as a Service’ model.
Through the following pages, we aim to shine a light on the innovative trends and latest developments in the mining industry. We would like to know your thoughts.