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Australia mining and processing ideal for renewables

Australia mining and processing ideal for renewables
June 29
13:28 2016

An interesting article posted today in The Conversation discusses how the use of renewables, solar PV and CSP in particular, are ideal for use in Australian mining; not only in the operations but also the processing. The article highlights a recent study by CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific Industrial and Research Organization) on the use of CSP in high temperature processing.

“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%.” ….. to read the rest of the article click here



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Andrew Slavin

Andrew Slavin

I am one of the directors of Energy and Mines and am also the curator of this site. I have been involved with B2B communications for the last 18 years including publications, conferences, think tanks and reports.

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