mining

Researchers, industry partner to trial solar thermal energy to enhance comminution

The Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC), a global non-profit funded by mining companies, have partnered with the University of Adelaide’s Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER) to trial the use of solar thermal energy to enhance comminution. Comminution is the process by which solid materials are reduced to [...]

Vast Solar in talks with Australian mining groups for first Concentrated Solar Power plant

Modular Concentrated Solar Power developer Vast Solar sees Australia's mining sector as the greatest deployment opportunity before wind and PV growth creates wholesale market openings, Craig Wood, CEO of Vast Solar, told New Energy Update. Concentrated Solar Power with storage can meet mining operators' demand needs. Vast Solar's quest to [...]

Concentrated Solar Power groups must focus on 24-hr power

Mining companies are increasingly turning towards solar and wind power contracts, attracted by falling costs and environmental targets. Miners typically use fossil fuel power generation, either on or off-grid, and they face rising carbon reduction requirements in the coming years. The quest for lower power costs will be the main [...]

2018-10-17T13:30:44+00:0017-10-2018|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

The next solar revolution could replace fossil fuels in mining

Recently Sandfire Resources, a gold and copper producer based in Western Australia, announced its new solar power plant will soon start powering its DeGrussa mine. By replacing diesel power, the 10-megawatt power station, with 34,000 panels and lithium storage batteries, is expected to reduce the mine’s carbon emissions by 15%. [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:06+00:0001-07-2016|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , |

Copiapó project utilizes SolarReserve’s concentrated solar power

Jose Antonio Lobo, Director of Development at SolarReserve, sees the current environment of lower commodity pricing and low spot prices as an opportunity for renewables to help mines hedge their exposure to volatile fuel pricing in the future. In this Industry Q&A, Lobo provides an update on SolarReserve’s Chilean project [...]

2016-12-27T14:57:17+00:0017-04-2016|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

Renewables and Mining Summit in Chile

Over 60 of Chile's top mining executives will meet with the global renewables sector this May 6-7 at the Renewables and Mining Summit & Exhibition which marks the first formal meeting of the mining and renewables sectors

Potential of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and mining hybridization in South Africa

Amongst the most active mining countries in the world, Chile, South Africa and Australia offer the best conditions for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) application.

Concentrated Solar Thermal Power (CSP) in the US

The GTM Research forecasts 802 megawatts of Concentrating Solar Power for 2013, including Abengoa’s 280-megawatt Solana Generating Station with storage.