A world-wide search began today for examples of outstanding innovation in comminution as applications opened for the prestigious Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC) Medal.
In its ninth year, the CEEC Medal celebrates the most outstanding published paper, article or case study profiling improvements in energy efficient comminution practice from the past 18 months.
‘A true industry collaborative, we are proud to share inspiring advances and help lead change through our CEEC Medal initiative on the world stage.’CEEC CEO Alison Keogh FAusIMM(CP)
In opening applications, CEEC CEO Alison Keogh FAusIMM(CP) said smart crushing, grinding and complementary technologies improved costs, reduced footprint, reduced energy intensity and enhanced productivity.
‘CEEC invites you to showcase your work or to nominate an outstanding published article or case study you have seen,’ Ms Keogh said.
‘We welcome applications that can demonstrate improvement or innovation advances in the energy efficiency of comminution and mineral processing. Past winners have included outstanding site improvements and innovative research advances before, during or after the comminution steps.’
‘CEEC’s mission is to raise awareness of alternative comminution strategies and installed outcomes that will lower processing costs and raise shareholder value. A true industry collaborative, we are proud to share inspiring advances and help lead change through our CEEC Medal initiative on the world stage.’
Medals can be awarded to authors in two categories: Operations or Technical research.
AusIMM members featured prominently in last year’s medals. The 2019 CEEC Medal for Technical Research was officially presented to awardees Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson AO FAusIMM and Dr Cagri Emer MAusIMM at AusIMM’s MetPlant Conference in Perth, Western Australia, on 10 September (pictured).
The researchers, from the Centre for Multiphase Processes at the University of Newcastle, NSW, were recognised for their publication ‘Coarse chalcopyrite recovery in a universal froth flotation machine.’
The 2019 CEEC Medal for Operations was awarded to Kyle Bartholomew MAusIMM, Rob McIvor and Omar Arafat for their paper ‘A guide to maximising ball mill circuit classification system efficiency (CSE), for operators and equipment designers.’
CEEC Medal Evaluation Committee Chair Dr Zeljka Pokrajcic MAusIMM said the CEEC Medal brings attention to ‘best-in-class’ research or documentation in the field of energy efficient comminution.
‘CEEC Medal winners have shared how they’ve applied site improvements or developed exciting new technologies. This includes grinding efficiency approaches in different settings, mine-to-mill gains, innovations in comminution approaches, blasting impacts, testing advances, transfer of technologies from one commodity into a different commodity, and smart changes to circuits,’ she said.
CEEC CEO Alison Keogh said the established, globally prestigious award attracts a wide range of high calibre submissions from around the world. ‘Award recipients benefit from their participation in the CEEC Medal and help lead important changes in industry. Winners and outstanding shortlisted nominations receive global recognition as contributors to energy-efficient comminution, enhancing opportunities for future collaboration and industry action.’
Pictured: Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson AO FAusIMM and Dr Cagri Emer MAusIMM (centre, L to R) were presented with their 2019 CEEC Medals for Technical Research at the Metplant 2019 conference in Perth in September. Pictured with the recipients are (from L to R) AusIMM President and MetPlant Convenor Janine Herzig FAusIMM(CP); CEEC CEO Alison Keogh FAusIMM(CP); CEEC Director Greg Lane FAusIMM; CEEC Chair Mike Battersby FAusIMM and CEEC Director Joe Pease FAusIMM.