Technology

Advancements in technology used in mining and exploration are allowing companies to improve the bottom line and even revisit mine sites and properties that had previously been deemed unprofitable. And in order to move towards operating with a smaller environmental footprint, many companies are using innovation to help them achieve their goals.  

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A wind turbine in a field with a herd of deer lounging in the grass around it.
Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Alberta Major renewable energy company focuses on Alberta

EDF EN Canada has several wind projects currently advancing through development in Alberta, but is also exploring combinations of solar and wind.

by Jillian Clark
A wastewater treatment plant.
Mining Insider, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia BC Innovation Council awards $735,000 to fund market-driven research

Four projects awarded through BCIC Ignite Program promise to address industry problems and provide significant benefits to BC

Instructor Amr Marzouk (L) shows new state-of-the-art industrial training assembly line equipment to students Anahita Mahmoodi and Mouataz Kaddoura.
Education, Technology, British Columbia, Global Bridging the gap between academia and industry

Siemens Canada partnered with Simon Fraser University to offer the Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program.

by Jillian Clark
Foresight-mentored company Hydra Energy is capturing waste hydrogen for use as a fuel to displace up to 30 per cent of the diesel used in Class 8 trucks.
Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment, Technology Fostering creative solutions to sustainability challenges

Foresight and ARCTIC foster clean tech startups and real solutions to mining and energy sustainability problems.

by Jillian Clark
A headshot of David McLelland
Technology, Global Rock Star David McLelland: The mastermind behind remote sensing technology

Auracle Remote Sensing CEO David McLelland pioneered the remote sensing and geospatial technology that benefits the mining and energy industries.

by Jillian Clark
This two-part image helps monitor an underground geological problem. The top shows what is under the surface. The bottom shows a
Technology, Global Geospatial science and underground mapping can predict geohazards

Executive chair Stephen Leahy explains Auracle Remote Sensing’s underground mapping technology and its applications in the resource industries.

by Jillian Clark
Paul Di Benedetto, Chief Technology Office, Drone Delivery Canada Corp.
Mining Insider, Technology, Global Drone Delivery Canada achieves major milestone towards commercialization with successful BVLOS test

Drone Delivery Canada has become the first and only company of its kind in Canada to successfully achieve Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) test flights.

FLSmidth is working on creating feasible, large-scale filtration systems.
Mines, Products & equipment, Technology New life for old technology

FLSmidth, member of the MSABC, applies existing technology to increase efficiency and minimize environmental footprint in mining operations.

by Jillian Clark
Veolia's Actiflo water treatment technology was the perfect fit for Pretivm's Brucejack Gold Mine. Pictured here is the mine site amidst mountains and a lake.
Company Profiles, Mines, Products & equipment, Technology, British Columbia Veolia Water Technologies settles in at Brucejack Mine

Veolia Water Technologies’ Actiflo technology is installed at Pretivm’s Brucejack Gold Mine.

by Jillian Clark
The photo shows the Roben Jig, with a cylinder that
Minerals, Mines, Products & equipment, Technology, British Columbia Water-based coal sample cleaning technology could eliminate economic risk of coal exploration

Canadian Carbonization Research Association (CCRA) and Geoscience BC will begin a joint research project to test the accuracy and potential of the Roben Jig.

by Jillian Clark
Premier Christy Clark announces funding for Geoscience BC.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia Geoscience BC receives $10 million in new funding from BC government for earth science research

Geoscience BC is an independent, non-profit organization that generates earth science information in collaboration with various provincial sectors.

Picture of Cessna conducting aerial geophysical survey.
Mining Insider, Minerals, Mines, Technology, British Columbia Geoscience BC releases survey results indicating potential for new mineral deposits in B.C.

Results of Canada's largest airborne survey will stimulate mineral exploration in B.C.

Canada Place in Vancouver
Minerals, Products & equipment, Technology, British Columbia The best bits of the AME Roundup

Mining and Energy’s Robert Hawkins discusses highlights from the AME Roundup 2017 at Canada Place in Vancouver, B.C.

by Kyle Born
Quest Rare Minerals looks to the sky for efficient and environmentally friendly solutions to their mine transport problems: Lockheed Martin's airships with capacities of 20 tons.
Mines, Technology, Global Airships considered for more environmentally friendly mining in remote locations

Airships are viable option for future Quest mines, as well as other similar mines across Canada.

by Jillian Clark
An aerial shot of the Clear Lake property.
Technology, Yukon What’s underground? Take a look at the trees to find minerals in the bedrock

Biochemical sampling is being used in Yukon by Darnley Bay Resources in its search for metals.

by Galadriel Watson
Picture of mine.
Mining Insider, Mines, Technology, Global Kazzinc commits to RungePincockMinarco’s (RPM’s) Enterprise Planning Platform

The project will be rolled out across the Kazzinc operations which includes 4 underground mines, 2 open pit mines, a concentrator plant as well as their office.

Fastec Imaging’s TS5 High-Speed Camera’s slow-motion footage provides optimal analyzation of blasting operations.
Mines, Products & equipment, Technology A troubleshooting tool

Fastec Imaging’s TS5 high-speed hand-held camera is the camera to record all your mining and blasting operations.

by Kyle Born
Ener-Core is commercializing its two-megawatt KG2-3GEF/PO Power Oxidizer, which can run on waste and low-quality gases from a wide variety of industries, with Siemens/Dresser-Rand.
Energy, Technology Ener-core creates energy from low-BTU gas

Ener-Core is bringing environmental and revenue-generating possibilities to mining operations

by Jessica Kirby
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