Sandvik has joined the Coalition for Energy-Efficient Comminution (CEEC), an organization established by the mining industry, for the mining industry, to support knowledge sharing and change in an area of high energy consumption.
In the energy intensive industry of the mining sector almost half of the energy is consumed by the comminution process*. CEEC supports efforts to increase the rate at which more energy-efficient comminution processes and technologies are developed. The achievements are expected to contribute directly to the industry's target of reducing the energy needed in comminution, protect the environment, and reduce operational costs.
"By being a part of the CEEC organization, our objective is to take an even more active role in supporting and developing eco-efficient comminution solutions for our mining customers globally and to collaborate with other CEEC's sponsors towards sustainability," says Hamid-Reza Manouchehri, Global Manager, Process Intelligence and Development, Sandvik Mining.
*Comminution is the process in which ores/rocks are reduced in size by blasting, crushers and mills and other related equipment to liberate valued minerals for the beneficiation stage.