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Cement Works comissions sustainable new waste-derived Fuel Solution

The  project carried out by Saxlund International incorporates a 350 cubic metre fuel reception and push-floor storage solution.
Waste-derived Fuel
Bio energy and bulk materials handling specialist Saxlund International, part of the Opcon AB energy and environmental technology group, has collaborated with Hope Construction Materials to install and commission a new waste-derived fuel solution at the company’s Hope Works cement plant in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, using up to 80,000 tonnes of bulk solid waste from landfill each year.

Fulcrum Bioenergy awards EPC Contract for Biofuel Plant to Abengoa

Fulcrum’s Sierra BioFuels Plant will process more than 200,000 tons of garbage per year from the local landfill.
Waste-to-Fuel Project
Fulcrum BioEnergy has awarded a USD 200 million fixed-price engineering, procurement and construction contract to Abengoa for the construction of Fulcrum’s first municipal solid waste to transportation fuels facility, the Sierra BioFuels Plant. The plant will produce renewable syncrude that will be upgraded to more than 10 million gallons of jet fuel annually while diverting more than 200,000 tons of garbage from local landfill.

Oyu Tolgoi Shareholders agree to progress Underground Mine Development

The construction of the first phase of the pioneering Oyu Tolgoi project – the open-pit mine – was completed on schedule in less than 24 months.
Underground Mine Development
The development of the underground mine at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia has taken a significant step forward on May 19, 2015, with the signing of the Oyu Tolgoi Underground Mine Development and Financing Plan by the Government of Mongolia, Turquoise Hill Resources and Rio Tinto. The plan addresses the key outstanding shareholder issues and sets out an agreed basis for the funding of the project.

Komatsu’s Autonomous Haulage System passes 330 million tonne landmark

The FrontRunner truck’s Obstacle Detection System (ODS) can detect light mine vehicles and other mobile mine equipment on the mine site.
Autonomous Mine Trucks
The Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) pioneered by global mining and construction equipment giant Komatsu for large mining operations, has passed a landmark milestone of 330-million tonnes of material moved. Based on conventional large mining trucks, Komatsu’s FrontRunner autonomous trucks are not remote controlled but run completely autonomously with a full truck fleet monitored by a single controller located thousands of kilometres away.

DRA Taggart to conduct FEED Study on Avanti Kitsaul Project in Canada

Avanti Kitsault Mine is spending approx. USD 1 billion to develop the Avanti Kitsault Project in British Columbia, Canada.
Molybdenum Mining Project
DRA Taggart confirmed that it has entered an agreement with Avanti Kitsault Mine Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alloycorp Mining Inc., to conduct a comprehensive review of the Avanti Kitsault Mine Project in British Columbia. Alloycorp, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Avanti Kitsault Mine Ltd., is spending approx. USD 1 billion to develop the Avanti Kitsault Project into one of the top four primary Molybdenum mines in the world.


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