Whitepaper finds minerals sector research and development needs greater investment to advance mining

CRC ORE release commissioned review of strengths and challenge in minerals sector

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CRC ORE is the Cooperative Research Centre focused on Optimising Resource Extraction for the mining sector. CRC ORE has released a whitepaper they commissioned titled “A review of the minerals industry R&D landscape in Australia”.

Findings contained within the whitepaper include:

  • Areas of relative strength are noted in ‘mineral processing’, CSIRO Minerals, and the CRC program
  • Areas of relative weakness are noted in ‘bulk materials handling and logistics’, ‘tailings and waste management’, and ‘social and community’
  • Specialised R&D opportunity areas, such as preconcentration, are not consistently supported

The paper was authored by Andrew Jenkin, a resources technology and innovation consultant with over 30 years experience in the minerals industry.

Download A review of the minerals industry R&D landscape in Australia.

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