Project description and overview

Energy Curves

The Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC)  is focused on the largest energy-intensive process for hardrock mining. Energy is strategically important in mineral production, due to its significant contribution to the overall operating footprint, its cost, and how the security of supply can impact production. Through the Energy Curves program, CEEC provides resources and workshops for Mining and METS companies to understand how to improve the energy efficiency of their comminution equipment.

Project Status

CEEC’s sponsors are industry leaders who recognize the global impact, benefits, and value of energy for the entire mining sector. Crushing and grinding circuits within a mineral processing plant account for up to 50% of the operating costs of a mine. Savings in energy and increased throughput including operational productivity are key drivers for the sustainability and future viability of the resources sector. Through the successful establishment of CEEC, mining industry leaders have a platform for effective communication of the latest technical findings on efficient comminution practices for the benefit of the global mining sector.

Successfully completed

Project Participants


Government Funds


Advance mineral processing energy efficiency initiatives in the mining industry. Create opportunities to enhance METS business by extending the CEEC Energy Curve Program into METS companies capable of supplying energy reduction goods and services to mining operations in Australia and internationally as exports.


CEEC successfully held five intensive industry focused workshops, attracting more than 250 registered attendees from 98 organisations.

Over 75% of workshop attendees identified costs savings and increased operational productivity for their operations through the tools provided to address energy efficiency.

The majority of attendees found the tools created business opportunities, and indicated they would continue to use and recommend the Advanced Energy Curves to industry