ICMM introduces innovation roadmap for cleaner mining vehicles
The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) and leading suppliers have announced an ambitious plan to make mining vehicles cleaner and safer during the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne, Australia.
Following two innovation summits between ICMM members and suppliers, a governance model for collaboration has been designed and working groups have been established to prepare an innovation roadmap for the development of cleaner and safer mining vehicles.
The Innovation for Cleaner Safer Vehicles (ICSV) programme brings together 27 of the world’s leading mining companies and some of the best-known truck and mining equipment suppliers to accelerate innovation to develop a new generation of mine vehicle.
The ICSV programme aims to introduce greenhouse gas emission-free surface mining vehicles by 2040, minimise the operational impact of diesel exhaust 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. 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,” Tom Butler, ICMM’s Chief Executive said in a statement.