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Port of Long Beach Board approves Mitsubishi Terminal Project

At Mitsubishi's cement facility in the Port of Long Beach imported cement and cement-like materials are loaded onto trucks and taken to local and regional concrete batch plants.
Cement Terminal Project
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the Mitsubishi Cement Facility Modification Project on May 15, 2015, greenlighting the addition of 40,000 tonnes of additional storage capacity consisting of storage and loading silos on vacant Port property adjacent to Mitsubishi’s existing facility at the Port’s Pier F. The board’s approval was contingent on environmental measures and upgrades.

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.

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