31 Oct ICMM reveals new roadmap for cleaner mining vehicles at IMARC 2018
The International Council on Mining & Metals (ICMM) and leading suppliers have announced an ambitious plan to make mining vehicles cleaner and safer at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne.
After two successful innovation summits between ICMM and leading suppliers in the mining industry, a governance model for collaboration has been designed and working groups have been established.
ICMM, a major representative of the global mining sector, hopes this innovative roadmap will pave the way for the development of cleaner and safer mining vehicles as the world wakes up to the threat of global warming.
The Innovation for Cleaner Safer Vehicles (ICSV) programme aims to introduce greenhouse gas emission-free surface mining vehicles by 2040, minimise the operational impact of diesel exhausts by 2025 and make collision avoidance technology available to mining companies by 2025.
The initiative reportedly has CEO-level support within all participating mining companies and equipment manufacturers.
“This new collaboration between ICMM and the world’s leading mining equipment manufacturers will drive innovation to help us tackle global warming and improve mine safety,” said ICMM’s CEO Tom Butler.
“We hope that this ambitious programme will lead to the development of a new generation of cleaner safer vehicles, and we look forward to working with our new partners.”