Realising the Autonomous, Carbon-Zero Mine
With increasing concerns around environmental impact and operational
optimisation, it is more urgent than ever for mining companies to
embrace sustainable and autonomous approaches. Through deployment of
simulation, automation and electrification, mining companies can not
only meet these challenges, but accelerate production and drive growth.
This series will explore the two trends facing mining companies
today: the need to improve energy efficiency to reduce carbon emissions,
and the growing benefits of autonomous operations in mines. You will
hear from experts in the field and MathWorks Australia engineers on the
innovations and practical frameworks you can utilise to tackle these
trends in your own operations.
The first session focuses on reducing environmental impact during
exploration and introduces a mining simulation framework that will allow
you to model the impact of transitioning to an electric mine. Inspire
Resources will share how they used this framework to model a fully solar
powered mine, and Cuedo Controls will share lessons learned from
transitioning a diesel-powered system to an electrical system.
In the second session, we present various digitization techniques
that can be utilised to improve mine automation. GIS data of a real mine
is used to build a virtual representation, visualising impacts of
factors such as transportation, RF propagation and path planning.
Together with JKMRC, we will examine the benefit of soft sensors
(digital twins) within the plant operations and how these and other
sensors can be used to automate mine operations.
30 August: Carbon-Zero Mine
31 August: Digitisation and Autonomy in the Mine