Feb 19, 2018

Applications open for 2018 CEEC Medal

Applications open for 2018 CEEC Medal

The Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC) is calling for mining and minerals processing personnel and researchers to showcase the advances they’ve made over the past 18 months.

Applications are now open for the 2018 CEEC Medal, which recognises the most outstanding published papers, articles or
case studies that profile energy-efficient comminution and minerals processing strategies.

Medals are awarded in the categories of operations and technical research.

CEEC chief executive officer Alison Keogh said the award had attracted a record number of nominations in 2017 and the competition was extraordinarily high.

Nine of the 18 papers were potential winners, she said.

A team from Newmont won the 2017 CEEC Medal in the operations category for the paper ‘Grinding Circuit Practices at Newmont.’ Team members Aidan Giblett and Steven Hart presented the paper to their peers at the AusIMM’s Mill Operators Conference in 2016.

A team from the SMI-JKMRC at The University of Queensland won the technical research category last year for the paper ‘Pre-concentration of copper ores by high voltage pulses. Part 2: Opportunities and challenges.’

CEEC’s mission is to share energy efficient, productive mining processes to help lower costs and improve shareholder value.

“By awarding the CEEC Medal and showcasing excellent comminution practices from around the world, we are encouraging sites to take these advances on board as they explore options for improving their own comminution and minerals processing circuits,” Ms Keogh said.

“Award recipients also benefit from their participation in the CEEC Medal. They receive global recognition as outstanding contributors to energy-efficient comminution, and this enhances opportunities for future collaboration.”

Applications close on March 15 2018. Further information is available at: https://ceecthefuture.org/ceec-medal/

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