Bauma 2022 exceeds all expectations

From October 24 to 30, bauma 2022 took place and the Messe München exhibition center once again became the global epicenter of the construction, civil engineering and mining machinery industry. Despite the numerous factors of instability affecting the global economy (pandemic, war in Ukraine, inflation, supply shortages, etc.), this year’s edition closed with excellent figures: 3,200 exhibitors from 60 countries and more than 495,000 visitors from over 200 countries attended the fair. The share of international visitors was around 50 percent.

CHILE: Women in Mining, UC Innovation Center and Siemens launch mining digitization academy for women

Industries undergoing Digital Transformation require today more than ever, a balance of technological capabilities, both operational and digital, with human capabilities that combine culture, digital talent and strategic platforms.

In some sectors such as mining, this is challenged by

Required and desired: breakthroughs for future-proofing mineral and metal extraction

In a recent article published in Mineral Economics, Elisabeth Clausen and Aarti Sörensen of RWTH Aachen discuss the technological and non-technological breakthroughs required for managing the current transformation pushed by global sustainability and climate challenges.

Machines in Construction develops data interface

Together with the agreed data protocol, the new MiC 4.0 Bus enables every attachment to communicate unambiguously and without additional devices with every construction machine, regardless of brand and manufacturer. It was jointly developed by the participating companies in the attachment cluster of the MiC 4.0 Machines in Construction working group and will now be presented live for the first time at bauma from 24-30 October in the LAB0 innovation hall.

Australia: “Copper for Tomorrow CRC” – Invitation for Industry Partners

A dedicated Cooperative Research Center (CRC) will bring industry and research together to help the copper industry achieve its ESG goals while remaining profitable and solving challenges throughout the copper value chain.

Rio Tinto invests in new aluminium recycling centre in Canada

Rio Tinto has just announced that it will invest USD 29 million in the construction of a new aluminum recycling facility at its Arvida plant in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec.

Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz sign agreements with Canada to collaborate on automotive, batteries and critical raw materials

German carmakers Volkswagen and Mercedes signed Memorandums of Understanding with Canada to secure access to raw materials such as nickel, cobalt and lithium for battery production, with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in attendance.

Corfo launches call for specialized lithium producers to promote initiatives to increase value added in Chile

Starting August 31, 2022, interested companies can submit proposals that increase the value of lithium products in Chile, which they can acquire in return at a preferential price and with a guaranteed supply until 2030.

Canada’s Critical Raw Materials Strategy

A discussion paper on critical raw materials was published in mid-June 2022 by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). The paper will be open for public discussion and feedback until mid-September, after which it will be incorporated into a raw materials strategy.

PDAC German Day

With the headline “Strengthening the Ties: Germany and Canada on Their Way to Energy Transition”, current bilateral industry topics in mining were discussed. The panel speakers focused on sustainable directions for critical minerals.