Public concern about sustainability and environmental impact have increased significantly in recent years as the effects of climate change take hold.
The mining industry is firmly in their sights as awareness grows around the industry’s reliance on toxic chemicals, like cyanide and mercury, and the major risks they present to health and the environment.
Clean Earth Technologies has been quick to take the lead in developing cleaner, safer alternatives to traditional mineral processing. Clean Mining, a part of the Clean Earth Technologies group, has worked with Australia’s CSIRO to develop a proprietary thiosulphate-based leaching solution. It has the potential to transform the gold sector by making the use of cyanide and mercury a thing of the past, and clean, responsible mining a commercial reality.
The rise of new technologies, and the rapid growth of new market entrants who are quick to embrace the opportunities they bring, are set to cause a shakeup in global mining brands according to the Africa 2020 Mining Outlook.
Released ahead of the world’s biggest mining investment event—the Investing in African Mining Indaba 2020—the report suggests that mining companies around the world, especially the larger players, are embracing these global trends to safeguard their brand value, shareholder reputation, and competitive relevance in the market.
Clean Mining’s cyanide and mercury-free technology is viable for mining companies of all sizes, helping minimise their environmental footprint while retaining economic return from processing activities. It can replace cyanide and mercury with a safer, environmentally friendly and less hazardous reagent containing a non-flammable, water soluble compound called thiosulphate.
Clean Earth Technologies will join over 6,000 delegates at Mining Indaba in Cape Town, from 3rd – 6th February 2020. The program focuses on pressing industry topics such as sustainability, climate change, gold development and production and gold exploration in Africa.
*Source: Africa 2020 Mining Outlook