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Shell Canada boss says stay the course on carbon pricing as Quest CCS project exceeds expectations

Royal Dutch Shell, a long-time advocate of pricing carbon, says the strategy needs to be maintained regardless of what happens south of the border.

Versatile new vertical milling technology from IIT

The UK-based International Innovative Milling Technologies Ltd (IIT) has developed new low energy milling technology for a wide range of mineral processing and size reduction applications.

Canada’s Goldcorp to make Borden an all-electric mine

The innovation is expected to eliminate all greenhouse gases associated with the movement of ore and waste rock, equal to 5,000 tons of CO2 per year.

Caterpillar to supply longwall roof supports to CNX Coal Resources mine in Pennsylvania

CNX Coal Resources LP has placed an order for 285 Cat® longwall roof supports destined for use in the Enlow Fork Mine in southwestern Pennsylvania, USA. The mine is one of three in the complex, which produced 20.7 million tonnes (22.8 million tons) in 2015, making it the largest underground coal mining operation in North America.

New metal detection technology strikes gold

The larger coil not only covers more ground in less time but its improved depth detection also helps search for gold previously too deep to detect.

PowerCell has delivered fuel cell stack as Coop in Switzerland launches distribution truck with fuel cell technology

The leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has, together with Swiss Hydrogen, supplied a fuel cell system to Coop in Switzerland when the company launches Switzerland´s first distribution truck with fuel cell technology. The system is built on PowerCell S3.

CAT and Trimble to strengthen mining technology collaboration

As part of the deal, CAT is expected to become the primary sales, marketing, distribution and support channel for Trimble’s Connected Mine platform.

Here’s how Suncor increased productivity, cut incidents with blended training

Suncor experienced a 50% reduction in incidents and a 3.5% productivity increase by training trucks operators using both computer-based and hands-on tools.

Luxembourg shoots for the stars, invests $28 million in Planetary Resources

The funding, which includes direct investment and grants, aims to help the asteroid mining company launch its first commercial prospecting mission by 2020.

Data contained in diamonds could stay there forever too

Scientists say precious stones could have a more practical, equally long-term use one day.

Exploration firms the biggest winners of renewables use in mining — study

Power generation costs could be dramatically reduced by the adoption of semi-portable, flexible solar and wind energy solution, say experts.

A lot more automation, a lot less humans to hit the mining industry

According to a new study, countries where miners are rapidly adopting technologies such as self-driving trucks will be increasingly at risk of reduced socioeconomic benefits from mining.

Caterpillar axes sales forecast, warns factors depressing orders could linger

While quarterly earnings beat analysts expectations, revenue fell short of estimates and CAT also lowered its full-year guidance.

Bringing the benefits of mobile computing to the mining industry

When the word ‘mobile’ is mentioned it most likely invokes an image of a smart phone and, for some, the cellular network infrastructure that enables it.

Caterpillar rally hindered by fresh drop in sales

The world’s largest heavy machinery maker has logged a 18% drop in global sales of machinery for the three-month period ended in September.

Mining robots key to colonizing Mars — Elon Musk

He envisions people living in big glass-carbon fiber domes on the surface, with additional areas mined out below the surface by robots for "industrial" uses.

Cat scales back room and pillar business

CAT said it remains committed to existing customers.

Caterpillar CEO Oberhelman to step down in March

Jim Umpleby, group president for energy and transportation, will succeed Oberhelman as chief executive.

South Africa has failed to protect locals from gold mine pollution: Harvard report

Independent investigation says the country has not complied with international laws, reacting too slowly and doing too little about the polluting effects of 130 years of gold mining near Johannesburg.

INFOGRAPHIC: The facts and figures that make space mining real

While many still see space mining as science fiction, global recruitment expert Fircroft has compiled data that proves it feasible.

Caterpillar updates Cat® MineStar™ Terrain with new features that optimize mining productivity and operating costs

Caterpillar announces an upgrade to Cat® MineStar™ Terrain, one of the capability sets that makes up the company’s integrated mine operations and mobile equipment management system.

Caterpillar sees green shoots in mining, but sales far from picking up

The equipment maker is currently spending most of its R&D budget in its digital area, which aims to help miners reduce the amount of machinery needed at operations.

Alrosa unveils detection device for polished diamonds

Rough-diamond prices fell 18% in 2015 and some miners, such as Alrosa, believe synthetic gems were partly responsible for it.

World’s top diamond producer Alrosa doesn’t like synthetics

The Russian miner, the world's top diamond producer by output, said it has become imperative for the industry to find effective ways to defend the market from illegal substitutions by synthetic gems.

Abandoned Aussie gold mine to become renewable energy hub

Project addresses one of the biggest challenges faced by the wide-scale adoption of renewable energy — storage.