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  • About CRC ORE
  • Our Innovation Pathway
  • Strategic Plan
  • Delivery Themes
  • Governance & structure
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About CRC ORE

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CRC ORE aims to transform the minerals sector by deploying innovative world-class technology to effect a step change in value across the whole-of-mine system.

It aims to ‘Optimise Resource Extraction’ through site implementation of innovation to improve overall productivity.

CRC ORE's focus

We are focused on radically improving the productivity, energy and water signatures of our mining operations. We are also dedicated to reversing the ‘conventional wisdom’ of grade decline through new gangue rejection techniques.

CRC ORE was formed by a host of forward-thinking collaborators, focused on finding solutions to integrate point solutions and whole-of-system thinking.

This group is determined to unlock the synergies of existing and latent technology already available which has not been integrated on mining sites. They also wish to develop co-creation partnerships to access and implement emerging technologies from other industrial sectors.

This consortium of leaders in the global minerals industry, world class research institutions and the Australian Government, are funding work toward this vision.

CRC ORE has a steadfast commitment to:

  • Innovating new solutions, with a fast failure, rapid rewards ethos.
  • Repurposing existing technology, often from outside the minerals industry.
  • Integrating technology right across the whole-of-operation, to maximise value.
  • Extending the life of existing mine sites.
  • Transferring new technology and knowledge rapidly to industry, reducing the development prototype-to-product cycle time from 15 to 5 years.

Areas of Research

CRC ORE research projects investigate all elements of the mining process, seeking opportunities to optimise the system through better understanding of the processes and the synergies between processes. This includes ore body characterisation, geometallurgy, blasting, comminution, mine planning and economic evaluation.

About the organisation

CRC ORE is a not for profit organisation funded by the Australian Federal Government and the global minerals industry.

CRC ORE commenced in mid-2010 and after its initial 5-year funding term, was awarded a further 6-years of funding until July 2021. Despite the current difficult business cycle in the minerals sector, CRC ORE has achieved support of over $110m in investment to achieve critical mass and capacity. This includes $34.4m in federal funding, with the remaining investment through Mining, METS and Research participants.

 

CRC ORE is part of the the Australian Government's Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) programme.

The CRC programme supports industry-led collaborations between researchers, industry and the community to address major challenges facing Australia. The CRC programme was established in 1990 and since then CRCs have developed important new technologies, products and services that help solve major economic, environmental and social challenges.

CRC ORE's focus is on developing innovative solutions to improve productivity and sustainability for the minerals industry.

Australia’s network of CRCs operates across all sectors of Australia’s economy and society. There are active CRCs in areas as diverse as hearing, healthcare, pest management, bushfire and natural hazards management, financial markets security and the auto and aerospace industries.

As well as enabling leading-edge research to take place in our universities and research institutions, CRCs are producing graduates with hands-on industry experience. This is helping create a highly-skilled workforce for the nation.

For more information about the CRC programme: www.business.gov.au


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Our Innovation Pathway

CRC ORE’s Innovation Pathway is aimed at realising a step-change in value across the whole-of-mine system. It is based on a pipeline of activities that span the widely used Technology Readiness Level (TRL 1-9) scale of technology maturity often referred to as ‘prototype to product’.

  • Invent (TRL3-5)
  • Integrate (TRL5-7)
  • Implement (TRL7-9)
  • Introduce (TRL1-9)

 

innovation pathway invent

Invent

Unlocking new value through innovating optimisation.  There's a better way to do it.  We find it.

TRL3-5: Taking technology concepts through analytical and experimental proof of concept into laboratory or desk-top validation and to an early prototype stage which is suitable for further refinement and testing under realistic world conditions.

CRC ORE has four Development Programs which represent the early stage of the pipeline (focussed on TRL3-5 activities). The Development Programs span the mining decision and value chain, and form the basis for commissioning projects with R&D providers. These projects address specific challenges and tasks which are carefully designed to support the overall objectives of CRC ORE. This involves partnering with a wide range of internationally recognised R&D organisations in Australia and internationally.

Program 1: Define - Improving feed quality
Program 2: Separate - Enabling mass separation
Program 3: Extract - Increasing extraction efficiency
Program 4: Control - Maximising system-value

 

innovation pathway integrate

Integrate

Unlocking new value by radically improving each part of the process - and extracting value-chain efficiencies by showing how the parts work together across the whole system.

TRL5-7: System model tested in simulated or realistic environment then tested on end user site with refinement of positive value proposition.

CRC ORE has ten Delivery Themes. These package the point solutions developed in CRC ORE’s Development Programs, integrating them into a business-facing approach carefully designed to help support the path of new technologies into the business world, where they can be fully tested and the value proposition refined. This is also done by introducing and connecting synergistic business partnerships to help realise technology adoption changes more quickly. Each theme incorporates a ‘systems thinking’ approach to ensure that the impacts of solutions are assessed across the value chain, improving adoption success rate.

For more information on the Delivery Themes, click on the Delivery Theme tab above.

 

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Implement

Ground-truthing our innovations on-site, at production scale.

TRL7-9: System prototype demonstrated on end user site. Commercially relevant systems with a proven value proposition are deployed to industry.

CRC ORE, through its collaborative partnerships, undertakes testing at mine sites around the world as the platform for its research and development. These studies continue to expand, as they provide the ideal environment for industry, research and commercial partners to develop and validate step change technologies.

Projects such as these are only possible through a large scale collaborative effort, and this structure ensures the developed technologies are shaped and validated by operating mine sites and commercial providers in a way that directly addresses the industry’s requirements.

 

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Introduce

Matchmaking our innovative new technology with the people who can make best use of it and introducing partnerships between our participants.

TRL1-9: Connecting collaborative partnerships.

CRC ORE is taking an active role in connecting collaborative partnerships between participants. This is a key strategy underpinning our pursuit of fast-tracking the prototype to product cycle from 15 to 5 years.

 

Strategic Plan 2016-2021

The CRC ORE team and Board have created a 6-year strategic plan, building on successes to date, and providing clear guidance for achieving CRC ORE’s objectives in the years ahead. The strategic plan is built around four key pillars: Invent, Integrate, Implement and Introduce. It establishes the basis for the smooth transition of CRC ORE outcomes to the METS and Minerals sector by 2021.

After a successful initial 5-year term, CRC ORE has been funded for a further 6 years to achieve its full potential. It is well supported, has a strong pipeline of innovation and is on-track to deliver broad commercialisation of a number of step-change, whole-of-system signature technologies. This is consistent with its prime directive to identify and implement innovations that improve operational value and reverse the trend of declining productivity in the minerals sector.

Our Vision

A significantly more productive and sustainable minerals industry.

 

Our Mission

To deliver step-change operational innovations and value through a novel approach to whole-of-system integration and collaboration.

 

Values & Guiding Principles

Our decisions, behaviour and leadership will reflect:

  • The health, safety and welfare of all staff, stakeholders and the environment is of utmost importance.
  • Collaboration and teamwork at every opportunity, with high levels of engagement and respect for each other and our stakeholders.
  • Wise and efficient investment of our stakeholders’ funds and resources.
  • Urgency in exploring opportunities for rapid commercialisation and technology transfer.
  • Excellence in project definition, planning and delivery.
  • Decisiveness in what to ‘hold’ and what to ‘fold.’
  • Independence, honesty and integrity in all dealings with our stakeholders.

Our Innovation Pathway

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Key outcomes

  • Technology development through world-class applied research Development Programs.
  • The next step-change innovation facilitating whole-of-system integration.
  • Fully integrate point solutions to deliver whole-of-system value, including Grade Engineering (GE) and Integrated Extraction Simulator (IES).
  • Develop viable separation technologies as an integrated system.
  • Bridge technology and knowledge gaps across our Delivery Themes* enabling their full commercialisation by the Australian METS sector.
  • Implement Delivery Themes on site and at production scale.
  • Implement GE (Screening and Enhanced) at production scale and transfer to the Australian METS sector.
  • Implement IES at site scale and commercialise.
  • Facilitate alliances that fast-track the project to prototype cycle from 15 to 5 years.
 

Our Delivery Themes*

  • GE-enabled block models and mine plan optimisation.
  • Instrumenting the bench.
  • Sensing and coarse separation in the pit.
  • Delivering grade and throughput engineering.
  • On-line sensing of coarse streams.
  • Energy efficient enhanced coarse liberation.
  • IES-enabled integrated simulation across the value chain.
  • GE enabled circuit design with advanced process control.
  • Optimised system value across all operational metrics.
  • Sustaining whole-of-system value.

Staged Projects - Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs)

TRL 1-5   TRL 5-7   TRL 7-9
Development
Programs
  Delivery
Themes
  Commerical
Implementation
 Proof of technology concept with lab-scale validation and initial value proposition involving specialist point solutions.   Integrated solution stacks addressing major segments of the value chain involving consortia of METS, Miners and Researcher outcomes.     Prototype validated on site with proven value proposition resulting in transition to a commercially supported product.  
  DELIVERY THEMES
  GE-enabled block models and mine plan optimisation
  Instrumenting the bench
   Sensing and coarse separation in the pit
  Delivering grade and throughput engineering
  On-line sensing of coarse streams
  Energy efficient enhanced coarse liberation
  IES-enabled integrated simulation across the value chain
  GE enabled circuit design with advanced process control
  Optimised system value across all operational metrics
  Sustaining whole-of-system value

Delivery Themes

CRC ORE has ten Delivery Themes. These package the point solutions developed in CRC ORE’s Development Programs, integrating them into a business-facing approach carefully designed to help support the path of new technologies into the business world, where they can be fully tested and the value proposition refined. This is also done by introducing and connecting synergistic business partnerships to help realise technology adoption changes more quickly. Each theme incorporates a ‘systems thinking’ approach to ensure that the impacts of solutions are assessed across the value chain, improving adoption success rate.

Some businesses will focus on one of these themes, while others will select across a range of the solutions stacks most needed in their business and individual operations.

The themes are dynamic and as new research and technology becomes available, the themes have been designed to seamlessly incorporate into the solutions stack, ensuring that CRC ORE’s innovation pathway remains at the cutting edge.

In close partnership with Participants, CRC ORE utilises value-driven solutions provided by the Delivery Themes to tackle some of the biggest problems facing mining industry productivity.

Each of the Delivery Themes is explained in more detail below.

CRC ORE's Delivery Themes disruptively change the industry’s long-accepted mining and ore treatment paradigms by:

  • Exploiting the natural variability of the mineralisation instead of smoothing it out to improve feed grades and net value.
  • Treating mining as a fully integrated and value optimised manufacturing business.
  • Taking full advantage of the rapidly changing technology, engineering and data landscape to improve productivity and decision making.

 

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 delivery themes mine plan optimisationGE-enabled block models and mine plan optimisation

CRC ORE has defined five machine-rock ‘levers’ that drive opportunity for coarse separation in the dig and deliver interface prior to traditional processing and recovery.

Understanding and valuing separation opportunity requires new and modified metallurgical-type tests which can provide comparative ranking indices for individual levers capable of population into resource block models. These indices need to be incorporated into mine planning and scheduling to provide alternative options and maximise economic value.

Lack of suitable testing protocols and comparative indices is one reason why the transformational value of Grade Engineering® has not been widely recognised in the industry to this point.

This theme concentrates on providing a suite of innovative laboratory and bulk testing protocols, data analysis and modelling capabilities to generate appropriate coarse separation indices for routine commercial application. The approach is designed to compare results across ore types and operations to recognise and rank highest priority opportunities. In addition to empirical physical testing the theme is also focussed on understanding predictive geological controls which can be used to support spatial interpolation.

Coarse separation indices are dynamic responses involving potential accept/reject yields that can be exploited in different user-defined combinations. This totally changes the concept of fixed in-situ cut-off grades or derived value calculations. To fully understand the disruptive nature and opportunity of exploiting dynamic yields, this theme also involves close collaboration with commercial mine planning and scheduling organisations to deliver maximum value.

 

 delivery themes instrumenting the benchInstrumenting the bench

In large open-pit operations benches prepared for blasting are the last time ore and waste can be characterised and conditioned in-situ.

Improved knowledge at bench-scale informs a large range of downstream decisions, feeds directly into more advanced blast design and enables Grade Engineering® conditioning.

A range of existing or emerging technologies already exist that can provide material characterisation using down-hole, top of hole sensing capabilities for blast hole drilling, or remote scanning of blasted mullock piles. However, despite this availability most technologies have failed to become standard practice in current operations.

This theme focuses on providing new value propositions and integrated protocols for implementing on-bench and in-bench characterisation tools into key decision flows driven by the benefits provided by Grade Engineering®.

The aim is to operate the current dig and deliver interface as a key part of cost-effective mineral processing not simply optimisation of mass material movement. Tracking material after blasting, loading and separation is a key requirement involving next generation smart tagging concepts.

The theme is also looking at narrow diameter directional drilling as a more effective approach for inserting tracking and characterisation devices and networks into the bench outside of current reliance on using large diameter blast holes for physical access.

 

 delivery themes sensing course separation in pitSensing and coarse separation in the pit

The net value of coarse separation involved in Grade Engineering® is increased by minimising the number of rehandling steps and operating on the smallest economic ‘minimum separation unit’ possible. The most effective approach is to employ coarse separation as close to the first point of extraction as possible.

This Theme is focused on the design and engineering of mobile in-pit crushing and coarse separation equipment that can deliver maximum benefit. It leverages on engineering work already done on in-pit crushing and conveying solutions but adds significant additional value and modification of purpose. The aim is to provide a mobile in-pit crusher that can operate in full loading automation with a shovel and employ screening and sensing technologies post crushing but before truck loading using surge bins. This would allow high precision drive in drive out truck loading further improving dig and load efficiency to generate additional value.

Separation scale would be at bucket volume (50-150 tons) in the 15-20 second time interval of the dig-discharge shovel cycle. This allows a range of different material presentation geometries to be designed after crushing to improve the efficiency of separation. The aim is a modular design which allows customised separation devices to be installed based on the needs of individual operations and ores. The units would be deployed into those parts of operations with the highest coarse separation opportunity as defined by outcomes of other themes. The result is a combined value proposition based on the benefits of in-pit Grade Engineered stream feeds combined with improved shovel and truck loading productivity.

 

 delivery themes combined grade and throughput engineeringDelivering grade and throughput engineering

Grade Engineering® recognises that the singular industry focus on throughput as a key value driver (i.e. quantity) needs to be matched with a similar focus on maximizing the inherent value of feed (i.e. quality). Optimising feed quantity in the dig and deliver interface is referred to in CRC ORE as Throughput Engineering and incorporates previous initiatives such as Mine to MillTM.

The two approaches operate in same the dig and deliver space and need to be complimentary and synergistic rather than competitive, with optimisation based on maximisation of net value. This requires integration of the two approaches and a clear unbiased focus on using the best combinations of the two options to deliver maximum value. This involves customisation to specific operations and ore types. More effective conditioning through innovative blast design and fragmentation are common to both approaches.

This theme aims to deliver a combined approach as a routine methodology for METS and Miners supported by modelling and simulation tools driven by commercial value propositions.

 

 delivery themes on line sensing course streamsOn-line sensing of coarse streams

The majority of base and precious metal deposits are heterogeneous in terms of grade and physical properties at a range of scales. This variability can either be blended to produce more uniform feed and product specifications, or exploited to generate higher value batches (e.g. Grade Engineering®). Either approach ideally requires on-line information prior to conventional mineral processing on modified coarse (>10mm) material streams after blasting and primary crushing.

On-line sensing for coarse material streams is much more technically challenging than analysing finer grained material such as flotation feed or slurries. Potential on-line information points include shovel bucket, truck trays and feed conveyors in environments that can include significant problems with material presentation, dust and vibration. While a range of existing and emerging coarse sensor technologies and concepts exist which could deliver this type of information, there is no clear value proposition for what technologies provide the best integrated outcomes and how this would relate to key decisions for specific operations and ore types.

This theme aims to deliver a framework for how this integrated value can be understood and achieved particularly in the transformational context of Grade Engineering®. This includes potential use of surface based versus penetrative sensors and the resolution/decision times involved in generating new value as opposed to information. A key aim is to benchmark and integrate sensing solutions through comprehensive independent field trials. Outcomes will also be linked to amenability testing and block model population.

 

 delivery themes energy efficienc enhanced coarse liberationEnergy efficient enhanced coarse liberation

The propensity of some ores to naturally liberate grade into specific size fractions and mineral association is a powerful lever in Grade Engineering® that can be exploited using screening for cost effective coarse separation. Where this occurs during energy-efficient blasting and primary crushing the outcomes drive significant net value.

The behavior (and benefits) can be further enhanced by conditioning material during blasting and primary crushing to deliver maximum yield. This theme is focused on design and implementation of novel energy-efficient crushing technologies to condition specific ores for enhanced grade recovery, gangue rejection and energy efficiency. These technologies can also radically change the downstream comminution circuit design including direct to ball mill ROM feed options.

The theme will also focus on developing a more fundamental understanding of what controls preferential deportment during initial size reduction leading to a predictive ‘Coarse Liberation Model’ analogous to existing models for flotation-scale liberation and recovery.

 

 delivery themes ies enabled simulation across value chainIES-enabled integrated simulation across the value chain

Having user-defined options for manipulating and modifying coarse feed streams requires a new more integrated understanding between resource modelling, mine scheduling, ‘dig and deliver’ material movement, and mineral processing leading to saleable product.

These are traditionally operated as individual unit operations with their own KPI’s, operating cultures and specialist software solutions. Optimising for value across the entire system requires more sophisticated tools which can be used to link key performance models and operational simulations to identify and maximise value-based scenarios.

CRC ORE’s Integrated Extraction Simulator (IES) software is a next generation tool designed to deliver these capabilities. IES is a platform for routinely integrating and interacting existing unit equipment simulations and models that facilitates a new level of predictive simulation and modelling. IES is capable of incorporating industry standard unit operation models, site-specific models or experimental models in user-defined combinations. The power of cloud-based computing provides the ability to run many thousands of interacting simulations in real time to evaluate scenarios and sensitivities across the value chain.

IES can be used to evaluate improvements and sensitivities in current operations or to identify optimal scenarios for implementing improvement initiatives such as Grade Engineering® outcomes. Next generation IES applications also aim to exploit the ever increasing availability of on-line data flows and data historians to self-calibrate operational models and performance.

 

 delivery themes ge enabled circuit designGE enabled circuit design with advanced process control

The ability to manipulate new feed streams involving modified grade, particle size distribution and other physical properties using Grade Engineering® concepts, opens up a range of different down-stream processing options to improve overall productivity, energy-efficiency, water balances and recovery.

For existing operations with installed capacity this involves improving overall unit metal productivity, increasing saleable product and reducing unit metal operating costs. For new or expansion operations this can involve improving Capex intensity by reducing capacity needs or radically changing circuit configurations to react to the options provided by modified and customised feed streams. This includes less reliance on energy-inefficient SAG milling, exploiting straight to ball mill ROM options, use of coarse screening to generate intra-mill reject streams, or more widespread use of coarse gravity recovery on conditioned streams.

This theme focusses on new more flexible circuit designs to exploit new feed streams and coarse rejection options to improve operational value. It also is designed to link advanced dynamic mill control with more advanced feed blending options to maximise mill performance. The aim is to exploit the additional benefits of access to customized feed streams generated by coarse separation and on-line coarse feed sensing and data flows through improved and more stable mill or leach performance.

 

 delivery themes optimising across all operational metricsOptimised system value across all operational metrics

Managing social licence to operate and competing community claims on consumable resources such as energy, water and environment are increasingly part of understanding full system value. Social metrics need to be optimised and scheduled in the same way as net value, Capex and ROI.

The transformational opportunities offered through Grade Engineering® and associated Delivery Themes also apply to improving key energy, water and environmental metrics as part of overall optimisation.

This theme is designed to ensure that social metrics are built into the overall thinking and capability of CRC ORE’s Delivery portfolio and associated technologies. The aim is to build measures of operating metrics across the value chain so that potential changes in each unit of operation can be interrelated and valued. This will identify opportunities for tracking and improving social metrics as part of a ‘total value’ solution.

 

 delivery themes mine performance managementSustaining whole-of-system value

The global mining industry is not generally regarded as an enthusiastic first adopter of disruptive technology and often operates with a competitive siloed mentality across individual departments. Overcoming this operating culture is a major barrier to entry for disruptive technologies and sustaining the benefits.

Many of the coarse separation technology opportunities offered through Grade Engineering® and other aspects of CRC ORE’s Delivery Themes can be viewed as introducing operational complexity that will generate resistance to site implementation under current operating cultures. The aim of this theme is to identify overarching tools and management systems to counteract this tendency and drive more rapid site acceptance, validation and adoption of technology solutions. This requires a clear focus on value propositions, increased automation of decisions driven by new data flows, and integration into management execution systems (MES) which will react to real-time information on new modified (and disruptive) accept and reject feed streams.

For example, while the capability to optimise material movement in the dig and deliver interface has been transformed by real time data and automation related to fleet management and despatch, there is very limited matching data flows for ‘payload’ quality as a key value driver. Outcomes of the previous Delivery Themes are designed to change this critical lack of knowledge and provide some key user defined options. It is essential that this can be integrated into Integrated Operation Control centres to demonstrate whole of system benefits from adoption. This theme is focussed on partnering with existing commercial groups who can provide ‘whole of system’ optimisation and control functions which can be used to realise and sustain the benefit of CRC ORE’s technology solutions and disruptive benefits. This includes change management and top-down leadership requirements.

 

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Governance & structure

CRC ORE is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and funded by the Australian Government and the global minerals industry, including Mining companies, METS organisations and Researchers. It commenced in mid-2010 for a 5-year term and was recently awarded a further 6-year funding term, until July 2021. Together with in-kind support, CRC ORE is supported by over $110m of investment to achieve critical mass and capacity in its second funding term, including $34.4m of federal funding which is supported by major investment and backing by industry.

CRC ORE operates under the following legal agreements:

  • Commonwealth Agreement between CRC ORE and the Commonwealth Government.
  • Participants Agreement between CRC ORE and the Participants.
  • CRC ORE’s Constitution.

CRC ORE draws on cross discipline collaboration between its Participants to produce innovative tools, techniques and methodologies that will transform the mining industry.

Board of Directors

CRC ORE is governed by an independent, skills-based Board. The Board brings extensive experience in a wide range of industries and disciplines. Its members understand the operational challenges of business improvement in the minerals sector. Meet our Board

The CRC ORE Board of Directors sets overall policy, determines the strategic direction for CRC ORE, directs the research focus and oversees technology transfer and commercialisation activities through quarterly meetings.

The Board has five key committees:

1. Implementation Council

The Implementation Council was established to facilitate the integration of CRC ORE’s research and development outcomes with current market products and services and transition the results into production scale implementations to improve productivity for Implementation Mining Participants. The Implementation Council is the principal forum to propose and manage integration projects by providing recommendations to the Board regarding the research implementation focus of the Centre and allocation of funds.

2. Centre Funded Projects Committee

The Centre Funded Project Committee provides governance for the Centre funded research, education and technology transfer activities of the company. It provides strategic advice and recommendations to the Board, covering both new Centre project proposals, and monitoring the quality, progress and results of ongoing projects and reports on progress against Commonwealth milestones.

3. Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee

CRC ORE’s Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee assists the Board in carrying out its duties to verify and safeguard the integrity of the company’s financial reporting, risk management and legal compliance.

4. Intellectual Property Management & Commercialisation Committee

The Intellectual Property (IP) Management and Commercialisation Committee provides policy direction for the management and commercialisation of the intellectual property created through the activities of CRC ORE.

5. Remuneration & Appointments Committee

The Appointments & Remuneration Committee is convened on an as needs basis to focus on appropriate remuneration policies, to enhance corporate and individual performance and to ensure the Company attracts and retains high quality of directors and senior executives.

Staff

CRC ORE's staff come from a multitude of backgrounds and are selected for their expertise across multiple fields.  Meet our Staff

Participants

At the heart of CRC ORE are active collaborations across our participants. See our Participants

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CRC ORE is funded by a host of forward-thinking collaborators, focussed on finding solutions to reverse the decade-long trend of productivity decline in the minerals industry.

CRC ORE facilitates the development of innovative solutions through a global consortium of Mining companies, Mining Equipment and Technology and Services (METS) companies and research institutions. This provides a platform for sharing information, drawing on a diverse, cross-section of expertise and decreasing the risks associated with the implementation of innovation on operational mining sites.

Mining companies benefit from the results of specific application of site trials. METS companies provide products and services to apply innovations on-site. Research organisations undertake projects focussed on delivering solutions that create value for mining participants.

Levels of Industry Participation

CRC ORE has four levels of industry participation including:

  • Implementation - Mining companies
  • Integration - METS companies
  • Research - Tertiary institutions and research organisations
  • Associate - smaller industry participants seeking to get involved in a more limited capacity

Benefits of being part of the consortium

CRC ORE is funded by the global mining industry and the Australian Government to innovate and deploy world-class technology. It delivers specialist expertise from around the world. The benefits include:

  • Becoming part of a world class, global innovation pathway.
  • Application-ready innovative solutions modelled on extensive R&D.
  • Accelerated learning through knowledge and information sharing.
  • Exposure to new innovation opportunities by leveraging off existing and emerging technologies.
  • Risk mitigation of new innovation deployment through extensive R&D and shared learnings.
  • Extreme information sharing and research dissemination activities to facilitate informed decision-making.
  • Decreased costs and increased efficiency at optimised sites.
  • Access to and participation with a global innovative hub of industry experts.
  • Being part of a global movement actively engaging and effectively responding to change

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While many of our Participants are established at the start of the program, there are always additional opportunities for organisations to join the consortium.

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