The Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE) was a not for profit organisation funded by the Australian Federal Government and the global minerals industryCompanies associated with exploration, development, operation, sale or associated sub-components. . 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.
CRC ORE aimed to transform the minerals sector by deploying innovative world-class technology to affect a step change in value across the whole-of-mine system. It sought to ‘Optimise Resource Extraction’ through site implementation of innovation to improve overall productivity.
CRC ORE has achieved support of over $160M in investment to achieve critical mass and capacity. This includes $34.4m in federal funding, with the remaining investment through Mining, METSMining Equipment and Technology Suppliers and Research participants. CRC ORE was focused on radically improving the productivity, energy and water signatures of our mining operations and reversing the ‘conventional wisdom’ of grade decline through new gangue rejection techniques.
In November 2020, global multidisciplinary management, engineering and development consultancy Hatch was awarded an exclusive licence to commercialise Grade Engineering® Consulting Services.
For all enquiries regarding Grade Engineering consulting services, please contact Hugh Sherman, Process Engineer, Mining and Minerals Processing, Hatch: hugh.sherman at hatch.com