June 3, 2021

True to its mandate and core values, the Global Mining Guidelines Group (GMG) has introduced an international initiative aimed at developing effective solutions for mine electrification and decarbonization and opening new pathways for integrating innovations from other sectors into the mining industry.

BHP, Rio Tinto, and Vale have launched the Charge On Innovation Challenge, a global competition to promote collaborative efforts on reducing carbon emissions from mining operations. Facilitated by Austmine, the leading not-for-profit industry association for the Australian Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector, this is a global challenge for technology pioneers to develop new interoperable solutions that can assist in the electrification of mobile mining equipment in order to help reduce consumption of diesel fuel and significantly cut emissions, securing safety, productivity, and operational improvements.

Addressing climate goals needs to be at the core of the mining industry efforts. This initiative will be a great opportunity for key stakeholders to bring forward new ideas and encourage innovative technology developments to help solve one of the greatest challenges facing mining today.

The deadline for submitting an expression of interest is June 30. For further details on requirements visit and participate in global decarbonization efforts.




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