The Clean Mining Alliance, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new industry association aimed at supporting and advocating technological advancements to make the mining industry cleaner and more environmentally responsible.
“Frameworks exist to increase social responsibility in mining, but despite advancements in exploration, extraction, production and reclamation technology, the industry has struggled to present itself as having grown beyond the mining days of old,” said Dallas Kachan, executive director of the Clean Mining Alliance. “The Clean Mining Alliance exists to help promote new and emerging technology developments that are making mining more environmentally responsible.”
Members of the Clean Mining Alliance include companies on the forefront of innovative breakthroughs in the mining industry, as well as leading research organizations. According to a release, “We’re thrilled to be able to showcase case studies from industry, and world-leading research members like CERM³ (The University of British Columbia’s Centre for Environmental Research in Minerals, Metals and Materials), which has proven through its work at the local Britannia Mine site that innovation can vastly improve mine reclamation. It’s these types of innovations that are leading towards a cleaner mining industry.”
Founding members of the Clean Mining Alliance include American Manganese, CERM3 at the University of British Columbia, Kemetco Research and Nevada Clean Magnesium Each of these organizations is introducing new processes or technologies aimed at making mining safer, cleaner and less expensive. Clean technologies, or “cleantech,” employed by member organizations include membrane-based water filtration, hydrometallurgical processes, biologic remediation, carbon capture, near-zero emissions processes, closed-loop systems and other innovations.
Learn more about each company and the technologies it is employing at http://www.cleanmining.org.