New industry association to draw attention to clean technology innovation in mining

The Clean Mining Alliance (CMA), a Canadian a non-profit industry association based in Vancouver, BC, unveiled today its new association aimed at supporting and advocating technological advancements to make the mining industry cleaner and more environmentally responsible.

“Frameworks exist to increase social responsibility in mining, but despite advancements in exploration, extraction, production and reclamation technology, the industry has struggled to present itself as having grown beyond the mining days of old,” said in a press release Dallas Kachan, executive director of the Clean Mining Alliance.

“The Clean Mining Alliance exists to help promote new and emerging technology developments that are making mining more environmentally responsible,” he added.

The alliance is being introduced during British Columbia Mining week, a time when the Canadian province celebrates the contributions the mining industry brings to the province, its communities and businesses.

Members of this group include companies on the forefront of innovative breakthroughs in the mining industry, as well as leading research organizations.

“We’re thrilled to be able to showcase case studies from industry, and world-leading research members like CERM³ (The University of British Columbia’s Centre for Environmental Research in Minerals, Metals and Materials), which has proven through its work at the local Britannia Mine site that innovation can vastly improve mine reclamation. It’s these types of innovations that are leading towards a cleaner mining industry.”

Founding members of the Clean Mining Alliance include American Manganese (TSXV: AMY, Frankfurt: 2AM, PINKS: AMYZF.pk), CERM3 at the University of British Columbia, Kemetco Research and Nevada Clean Magnesium (TSXV: NVM, Frankfurt: M1V, PINKS: MLYFF).

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