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Smart and sustainable detonation

Ralf Hennecke, Nishen Hariparsad, Neil Alberts, D Scott Scovira, and Christiaan Liebenberg, BME, examine how smart technology can be successfully leveraged to improve sustainability and safety in the field of blasting and explosives.


Energising the mining industry

Michael Hinton, Hitachi Energy, USA, highlights how intelligent energy management can provide electrification opportunities and create value for mining companies.

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Navigating the depths

Helen Beatty (Partner), Leo Shaw (Senior Associate), and Thomas Papworth (Senior Associate) at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, discuss the regulation and funding of deep-sea mining.

When mining goes electric

Jeff Keeling, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Brokk Inc., outlines how electric demolition machines provide mining operations with safe equipment options.

6 Ways Surface Miners can Enhance your Mine Plan

Evolving technologies and environmental concerns have prompted mining companies to explore innovative, alternative methods to support — or replace — drill and blast. Surface miners have gained attention as a solution. These efficient, productive machines offer minimized environmental impact compared to traditional methods. See six ways they add to a mine plan.

Mining Operational Excellence Through Digital Transformation with Dassault Systèmes GEOVIA

Discover how Dassault Systèmes GEOVIA is empowering the mining industry with its innovative digital solutions, including Virtual Twin Experiences and newly introduced roles like Strategic Mine Planner and Underground Mine Designer. Learn about their commitment to sustainability, efficiency, and seamless integration between its traditional portfolio and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

A uniquely hybrid first step to greener mine haulage

Global clean energy requires unprecedented mineral extraction. Without innovation, such efforts will increase mine haulage’s carbon emissions. First Mode’s hybrid electric vehicle retrofit is a uniquely low risk solution that can help ensure mining companies reduce and progressively eliminate their polluting outputs, but will our slow-to-innovate sector seize the moment?

From Pit Stops To Payloads

Will Owen, Editor of Global Mining Review, conducts a Q&A with Gonzalo Otegui and David Rogers, McLaren Applied, to learn about the benefits provided by technologies brought over from motorsport to the mining industry.

Revolutionising lithium exploration

Howard Golden, Senior Advisor for Critical Minerals, Getech, Australia, outlines a novel approach which aims to help meet soaring global demand for lithium.