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
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.