Monday, 9 May 2011

The Launch of the Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution

Chairman Elizabeth Lewis-Gray with Patron Owen Hagarty
The Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution (CEEC) is a recently established not-for-profit company. Its mission is to market and raise awareness of relevant research and alternative comminution strategies with the objective of achieving lower process costs and further energy efficiencies in the mining sector.

The comminution (crushing and grinding) step in mineral processing has been specifically selected for focus because it represents a substantial proportion of total energy cost in mining. For many mine sites the energy usage of the crushing and grinding processes represents at least 50% of total energy consumption.

The substantial comminution energy input, combined with a growing body of research that highlights alternative flowsheet and technology strategies, represents a major opportunity for beneficial change.

The announcement of our founding Patron, Owen Hagarty, also coincides with the unveiling of our “secret weapon”, CEEC International’s web-based information portal” said Chairman Elizabeth Lewis-Gray of Australia's Gekko Systems. The CEEC website lists a range of key research papers and profiles consultants and researchers who specialize in the field of comminution design.

It will also be a function of the Board and Executive of CEEC to encourage debate and discussion of this topic within mining companies; at Board, senior management, and technical levels. CEEC’s Board includes world-leading scientists such as Dr Wayne Stange (CEO, AMIRA) and Professor Tim Napier-Munn (previous previous Director JKMRC and CEO JK Tech).

Full details can be found on MEI Online, and on the CEEC LinkedIn open group.

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