Newcrest is the latest sponsor to come on board to support the important work of not-for-profit global communication hub, the Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC).
CEEC CEO Alison Keogh said she is excited about the potential flow-on effects to industry that the sponsorship could bring.
“Collaborating with sponsors such as Newcrest and others allows CEEC to be a catalyst for kick-starting more innovative and sustainable approaches to mining and mineral processing,” Ms Keogh said.
“Ultimately, the shared goal of CEEC, our sponsors and everyone who accesses our free and independent resources is to bring benefit to industry, the environment and the communities in which we operate.”
Newcrest Head of Technology and Innovation Andrew Logan said the sponsorship of CEEC was a natural fit, as sustainability, technology and innovation, and operating performance were key areas of focus for business transformation.
“We are always seeking ways of adding value to the business, while managing our impacts in a responsible way,” Mr Logan said.
“In collaborating with CEEC, we are looking forward to knowledge sharing that can help improve our existing circuits, upskill our people and deliver on our commitments towards more profitable, energy efficient mining.”
Newcrest Head of Metallurgy John O’Callaghan said understanding and balancing the energy equation in existing and future operations was critical to success.
“Benchmarking using CEEC’s Energy Curves is very important to us from both a management and operational perspective. It’s critical to know where our operations sit compared with each other and with our competitors, especially given the energy intensive nature of comminution,” Mr O’Callaghan said.
“The more organisations that get involved in Energy Curves, the more useful and relevant the data becomes, so I’d encourage other miners and their suppliers and partners to contribute to the database.”
“The work CEEC does in sharing the latest advances in this field is of great interest to us so we can continue to reduce our environmental impacts and make our business better,” Mr O’Callaghan said.
Newcrest joins a growing network of supporters who see the value of knowledge sharing through CEEC to help address common industry challenges. The company has already contributed data to Energy Curves.