Copper to be Featured as a Key Mineral in Its Decarbonisation Efforts
South Australia is placing a spotlight on copper, officially recognising its vital…
12 November 2021
Bellevue Gold mining company in Western Australia set a carbon-neutral target of 2026. Outlining better mining practices and using renewable energy, the project will construct sustainable operations and efficiency based initiatives.
Including smart blasting, energy-efficient grinding, variable speed drive motors, improved driver practices, automation and maintenance procedures, the carbon-neutral target will reduce the company’s energy use and produce fewer carbon emissions.
This will result in a cost reduction for the company, so the ambitious goals are dually beneficial, both environmentally and financially. Placing the company as a clear leader in the gold industry, this would be a great industry achievement.
In contrast to the 2021 study wherein 73% of power was projected to come from gas-fired power stations, the new emission target will look to source over 50% of the project’s energy from renewables.
This carbon reduction would transform Beelvue Gold into the Australian mine with the highest renewable energy penetration rates.