Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions

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ICMM’s collaborative Innovation for Cleaner, Safer Vehicles (ICSV) initiative aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by promoting operational and technological innovation that will enable mining operations to adopt GHG-free surface mining vehicles by 2040.

Climate change is a critical global challenge. Mining equipment can account for 30-50 per cent (and up to 80 per cent in some cases) of the total emissions at a mine. Globally, there are around 28,000 large mine hauling trucks in service – almost all diesel-powered – consuming roughly 900,000 litres of diesel per year and emitting 68 million tonnes of CO2 per year.

Access to ore is getting more difficult in mature operations – where deposits are deeper in the ground and ore grades are declining – requiring more trucks and longer hauling distances for mining vehicles. A step-change is needed in the way we design, build and operate mines to reduce waste, minimise carbon emmissions and improve worker safety.

How can your company meet the ambition?

To help companies start a conversation, a Maturity Framework has been developed with OEMs and other technology providers.

A guide for using the GHG Maturity Framework can be downloaded here. For supporting case studies or other technical documents related to the Maturity Framework visit our new Knowledge Hub.

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