Australian METS companies are set to benefit from a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between METS Ignited and the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation.

United by a common objective to accelerate the commercialisation of mining innovation into the global mining industry, the MOU will build a framework for facilitating the adoption of emerging technologies coming out of Australia and Canada’s mining ecosystems.

The framework will focus on technologies in these areas:

    • Mine sustainability or expansion
    • Exploration
    • Alternative extraction and material transportation
    • Mine construction transportation and power generation
    • Tailings and waste management
    • Water management
    • Digitalisation of operations based on analytics, AI, automation and robotics