Renewables for Mining LinkedIn Group is over 1,000 members!!!

Renewable Energy for Mining and Oil Industry LinkedIn Group


Thanks to all of you to go over 1,000 members. Nowadays this is the biggest group dealing with renewable energy in mining and oil. We will continue striving to maintain your confidence in us.

Why LinkedIn Group on Renewables for Mining?

  • By 2010 the mineral sector was responsible for more than 38% of total industrial energy use and 11% of total final energy consumption.
  • According to the group of experts REMIO (Renewable Energy and Mining International Observatory) by 2035, with one third world bigger energy market, mining will share 15-17% of total energy consumption due to mining energy intensity constraints.
  • Today renewables represent less than 2% of the mining energy consumption and IRENA points to a potential 40% of world renewables use in world power by 2035.
  • This 20 years forecast addresses to a potential expansion for 3,850% to the renewables for mining market.
  • Evidence suggests that the inclusion of energy storage and renewables in mining alongside traditional fuel-based power alternatives can positively affect triple bottom accounting in reducing generation costs, carbon emissions and facilitating social licence.
LINKEDIN GROUP GOAL: Facilitating Mining’s Transition to Renewables, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicles

Objectives of the Group

The transition to low carbon society addresses to a major challenge in the history of humankind. NO transition will be achieved without a strong increase of commodities production as copper, aluminium or lithium in mining. REMIO forecasts a need of a minimum 240 million tonnes of copper for renewable energy generation facilities in order to achieve the low carbon energy transition, in other words, the total world copper production for two decades. Challenges for aluminium, platinum and other metals are even higher.

How we approach to Renewables for Mining?

Paradigm proposal for the group:

  1. The transition to low carbon society need renewables, Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles and Energy Efficiency.
  2. Low carbon society must be deployed over mining and metals industry in order to develop the new energy assets.
  3. In order to achieve the century’s goal, we will promote discussion about renewable energy, energy storage and the electric vehicles for Mining.
  4. And on the other way, we will give support to mining as the solution to asset development needed (renewables, batteries or distributed grid) in the development of a low carbon society.
Mining is not the problem, but part of the solution.


The Workshop of Perth, Australia

Next June 28, 2017 the workshop presents the new version of the Seminar «An Essential Introduction of Mining for Renewable Energy Professionals» in Perth, Australia. This seminar was aimed at professionals in the renewable energy industry, energy storage and electric vehicles.

Objectives of the Workshop. Reasons to attend

Mining will require energy professionals with new skills and expertise in business development on renewables, energy storage and electric vehicles implying innovative technical and financial education. The aim of this workshop is to provide Energy Professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the mining industry. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the operational practices pivotal to the mining industry, be able to interpret essential terminology and feel more comfortable interacting with core mining staff by having a clearer understanding of the key concepts involved in mining.

I you are not able to attend …

When this event will finish, we will produce and sale 20 multimedia training sessions (videos and associated documents) with a 5 units capacitation roadmap combined with access to a multimedia repository  of each of the 20 topics covered. Here are the topics / sessions of each of these training sessions (English and Spanish versions will be produced).


captura-de-pantalla-2017-04-08-a-las-13-01-36Workshop Contents



20 minutes per Session

  • Session 1: Introduction to Renewables & Mining
    • Minerals, metals, ore and mine lifecycle. Reserves and resources. Metals and Alloys. Renewables and Mining major segments. 2016 R&M Awards.
  • Session 2: Mining Exploration
    • Greenfield and Brownfield Exploration. Geophysics. Geochemistry. Geology. Diamond Core Drilling. Economics of Mineral Exploration. Pre-feasibility Reports. Stock Market Junior Mines Finance
  • Session 3: Mining Planning
    • Infrastructure (Energy, Water, Transport, Dewatering). Mining Engineers. Workforce. FIFO Decisions. Social & Environmental Considerations. Indigenous Impacts. Social License Decision Point. Digging Through the Numbers. Mine Cost Curves. Resource Equities Analysts. Mine Economics Decision Point. Feasibility Reports. Mine Transport. Trucks. Trains. Pipes. Ports
  • Session 4: Mining Operation
    • Living Plan. Geotechnical Engineering. Types of Mining. Surface Mining (Open Pit, Strip, Quarry, Leach, Dredge). Underground Mining (Room & Pillar, Open Stoping. Longwall, Sub-level, Block Coving). Processing (Gold, Iron Ore, Nickel, Copper). Blasting. Hauling. Comminution (grinding and milling). Concentration. Extractive Metallurgy (hydro – leaching, Pyro – smelting; Electro – refining).
  • Session 5: Mining Closure
    • Closure vs. Reclamation. Care and Maintenance. Economics of Mine Closure. Closing a Mine. Mine Closure Examples. Renewables in Mine Closure.


  • Session 6: Open Pit Mining Energy Requirements & Future Trends
    • Electricity and Fuels. Power requirements (Drilling & Blasting, Excavation & Hauling, Lighting, Ore conveying, Concentration – Grinding & Crushing – Flotation). Copper, Gold and Iron Ore Mining.
  • Session 7: Underground Mining Energy Requirements & Future Trends
    • Blasting. Mucking. Transport. Crushing. Hoisting. Ventilation (Surface and underground fans). Hoisting. Compressed Air. Electric Trucks. Mines of Platinum, Nickel, Gold, Copper, Lead Zing
  • Session 8: Off-grid Mining Energy Requirements & Future Trends
    • Case Studies Comparison and Evaluation: Diavik (Wind, Canada), Raglan (Wind and storage, Canada) Juwi (solar pv and storage, Australia). Cronimet (solar PV, Africa), El Toqui (hydro and wind, Chile), Rosebek IAMGOLD (Solar PV, solar thermal, small storage, Suriname)
  • Session 9: Mineral Processing Energy Requirements & Future Demand
    • Comminution (Grinding & Milling) vs extraction. Leach – Solvent Extraction – Electro wiring, Absorption, Smelter, Drying, dewatering and Tailing disposal. Concentrates vs. Cathodes. Mining Services. Aluminum – Wet and Dry Cement – Copper – Iron Steel.
  • Session 10: Water & Transport Energy Requirements & Future Demand
    • Pumping. Hydrometallurgy. Water and Maintenance. Mining electric vehicles evolution. Commodity transport energy requirement in mine. To port.


  • Session 11: Renewables & Mining Environmental Responsibility
    • Environmental impacts (Waste Rock, Tailings, Acid Rock Drainage, Dust, Noise and Vibration). Impact Quality Control (Soil, Flora, Fauna, Water, Air). Waste Management. GHG Emissions and Carbon Footprint. Sustainable Mining. Environmental Impact Assessment Process.
  • Session 12: Renewables & Mining Social Responsibility
    • Community. Third Parties. Environmental to Social. Renewables, jobs and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). Case Studies (Chile – Peru and “Comunidades Andinas”, Canada and First Nations, Australian and aborigines, African mines and communities).
  • Session 13: Renewables to Mine Closure & Reclamation
    • Examples of standard Closure. Cases of Wind and solar PV mining Closures. Hydro storage pumping mine closures (surface and underground). Submission Requirements for a reclamation Plan. Financial Assurance.
  • Session 14: CSR in Mining Corporations & Market Structure
    • Mining headquarters and operational departments. Organizational structure. Market concentration. Companies sizing. Leaders and Followers. Rankings of Renewables and Mining
  • Session 15: Renewables & Mining Supply Chain CSR
    • The importance of EPCM in Mining. World Class Mining Supply Homologation. Renewables for Mining and for Mining Engineering.


  • Session 16: Mining and Mines in AUSTRALIA
    • Introduction to mines, mining companies and regions. The renewable energy and energy storage potential for Australian Mines.
  • Session 17: Renewables for Mining Self-consumption
    • Renewable Models for Mining energy self-consumption: Canada, USA, Argentina, Chile, Mexico Australia, South Africa, Suriname, Burkina Faso, Botswana.
  • Session 18: Renewables for Utilities to Mining Consumption
    • Renewables Models for Utilities to Mining Consumption: Chile, Perú, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, USA.
  • Session 19: Renewables to Mining Power Companies
    • Renewables Models for Mining Power Companies: Canada, Chile, India, Indonesia, Australia, Iceland
  • Session 20: Final Summary & Market Recommendations


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