Technology

The matchmaker

Matthew Coyte

École Polytechnique de Montréal professor Michel Gamache is plugged in to the city’s thriving AI research network and how it might bring mine planning to the next level

Ground breakers

Alexandra Lopez-Pacheco

Comminution takes an oversized chunk of global energy demand. These are six ideas on how to break down that inefficiency

An eye on the inside

Kylie Williams

An optical probe is being tested at Kingston Process Metallurgy’s laboratory in Ontario and three smelters around the globe to monitor and predict flash furnace efficiency as copper concentrate feed compositions change

Defence against the cold

Matthew Coyte

Fenner Dunlop’s new Dynaflight ZR2-ORB Steel Cord Belt aims to fix the issue of bitumen clumping together and causing damage when the temperature drops

Evolution in excavation

Matthew Coyte

Hitachi's EX1200-7 excavator is fast, easy to maintain and efficient on any work site

Rio Tinto and Alcoa bring carbon-free aluminum smelting to Quebec

A new research centre for aluminum smelting technology joint venture ELYSIS set to open in Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean, Quebec

New president and new mining code offers no answers for Congo miners

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s new mining code created lots of controversy, but mining companies are reluctant to take action