The Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction (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.
CRC ORE aims 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 aims 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, METS and Research participants. We are 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.