Green Mining Initiative – Technology Performance Verification Pilot Project

July 17, 2014 — GLOBE Performance Solutions (GPS) is pleased to work with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) CanmetMINING and Environment Canada on the Green Mining Initiative (GMI) Technology Performance Verification Pilot Project. This initiative aims to demonstrate the growing importance and value of environmentally sustainable technology in the mining industry and the benefits of independent technology performance verification through the Canadian Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program.

GPS will collaborate closely with our Consortium member and Verification Expert, the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute (PAMI), to complete technology performance verification for the NRG1-ECO® Ventilation Control System, developed by BESTECH of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. BESTECH’s technology performance claim is that installation of the NRG1-ECO® Ventilation Control System enables an underground mine to reduce the energy consumed by its ventilation fans by at least 20%, while maintaining a safe working environment for the underground workers. Greater efficiencies in mining ventilation not only allow mine operators to realize higher energy savings, but also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Performance testing and data collection at the Vale Coleman Mine in Sudbury, Ontario are currently underway, and expected to be completed by early September 2014.

Consortium Members

Centre des technologies de l’eau
www.cteau.com
Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies
www.catt.ca
Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment
www.cawt.ca
Centre National en Electrochimie et en Technologies Environnementales
www.cnete.qc.ca
Edmonton Waste Management Centre of Excellence
www.ewmce.com
FPInnovations
www.fpinnovations.ca
Good Harbour Laboratories
www.goodharbourlabs.com
The Living City CAMPUS
www.thelivingcitycampus.com
Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute
www.pami.ca
Process Research ORTECH
www.processortech.com