Mining news roundup: smart mining, dust pollution & ESG

This week in Mining Digital, we heard about how smart manufacturing can lower dust pollution levels and why ESG is a top mining sector concern

EY: ESG, geopolitics & climate top mining sector concerns

ESG issues, geopolitics and climate change are the top three risks/opportunities facing the global mining and minerals sector over the next 12 months, global mining leaders have said, according to the latest edition of the EY Top 10 Business Risks and Opportunities for Mining and Metals in 2023.

Weir Minerals expands rubber manufacturing in Malaysia

Weir Group, the Scottish multinational engineering company that serves the mining, infrastructure and oil and gas industries, has said that its subsidiary, Weir Minerals has expanded its rubber manufacturing facility in Batu Caves, Malaysia, near Kuala Lumpur.

Monarch halts Beaufor Mine operations due to challenges

Monarch Mining, the Canadian fully integrated mining company, has announced that it has suspended operations at the Beaufor Mine due to financial and operational challenges, and that the mine will be put on care and maintenance for an undetermined period.

Smart manufacturing can lower dust pollution levels

Global Road Technology (GRT), a specialist in dust control, has launched its automated SMART Dosing Units (SDU), which are being offered to the mining industry to help to minimise dust pollution.

By 2032, the dust suppression industry is expected to become a US$8.56bn sector.


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Newmont acquires Newcrest to lead responsible mining

Mining company Newmont has announced an agreement to acquire Newcrest, to strengthen its position as a leader in safe & sustainable gold and copper mining

Mining software market to be worth $14.9 bn by 2028

Over the period of forecast, the surface mining segment is anticipated to hold the majority of the market share.

IEA highlights Latin America's abundant critical materials

The International Energy Agency's latest research paper highlights Latin America's opportunity in critical minerals for the clean energy transition

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