Australia’s new body for driving mining research and innovation, Mining3, is officially up and running.
More than 100 mining stakeholders across government and industry attended Mining3’s launch in mid-November 2016.
Many key industry representatives delivered presentations on the future of mining and current research projects.
Mining3 chairman Laurie Hammond opened the launch and other pertinent participants who presented included AngloGold Ashanti executive vice president planning and technical Graham Ehm and University of Queensland chief scientist Dr Geoff Garrett.
Dr Garrett shone the spotlight on the mining industry lagging other sectors with technology innovation and adoption. He said the key to accelerating innovation in resources was collaboration between researchers and industry.
WHAT IS MINING3?
CSIRO Mineral Resources and CRCMining teamed up to create Mining3 in mid-2016, which aims to develop new technologies to improve productivity, sustainability and safety for the resources sector.
Mining3 achieves this through partnering with universities and resources companies to collaborate on research and technology to develop new extraction and processing methods as well as equipment.