Nick met up with Dave Meadows now at Bechtel (USA) at the IOM3 Mine to Market conference at Trinity Hall Cambridge. Bechtel have recently become sponsors of CEEC as a result of Dave Meadows help, Sponsorship of CEEC confirms Bechtels commitment to the improvement of energy efficiency in mining, in a high profile manner. Nick is presenting the CEEC Energy Curve poster, which has been developed for the benchmarking of comminution energy intensity.
CEEC Energy Curve Program is a program which allows comminution circuit operators to benchmark the energy efficiency of their operations and to contribute anonymously to the database on which the program is based.
The program uses the benchmarking ideas presented in a survey of the comminution energy requirements of gold and copper producing mines (Ballantyne and Powell, 2014). This work provides reliable benchmarking data which can be used to compare comminution energy consumption across different mine sites. For more information go to www.ceecthefuture.org