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New Research Consortium Boost to Mining Sector

Technology

Advanced technologies, including the Industrial Internet of Things, will be used by a new research consortium being launched today to help boost South Australia’s copper production and develop globally competitive mining technology services sector in the state.

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New project to boost copper extraction from sub-economic deposits

Copper

IMER has been awarded a new project to extract copper and other minerals from sub-economic deposits.  $2.8m awarded by the Australian Government’s Co-operative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) Scheme to a collaboration led by Environmental Copper Recovery SA Pty Ltd and including researchers from the University of Adelaide.

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Solar thermal energy for lowering emissions in alumina production

Solar thermal energy

Our researchers have found that introducing concentrating solar thermal (CST) technologies to the Bayer alumina process could enable a 29-45% solar share.  This would displace the need for natural gas and decrease operating fuel costs.

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