Environmental innovation integrated into mine site operations are key to both 2030 emissions reduction targets and for community support.
Brownfield sites, Superfunds with legacy pollution, but also development stage and operating mining companies can become solar-battery energy projects for sustainable mining, charging stations and Brightfields.
Magnified recently, energy costs can become a runaway line item in AISC at a mine site. The US has over 17,000 mining sites. Over 540 former sites could host utility-scale PV projects of more than 5 MW capacity, or perhaps about $348B/annum in energy value. There is a new frontier in unlocking value and energy independence whether mine sites are in development, operation or reclamation.
We are looking for Strategic Partners and Pilots - please request our pitchdeck. Our projects are under review via DOE grant competitions, we look forward to their review and potential validation.
We have a large network, that can supply equipment, services and raw materials for supply-chain management. Knowing how and with the ability to source them locally reduces embodied footprint, supports local jobs and the economy.
These inventions and solutions are the result of observing our Founders decades of investments in and managing mining services for soft and hard rock mining companies. Many never make it to the development or production stage. Some of these investments become losses due to the ripple effect of rising energy costs, overseas competition, lack of funding and missing EPA conditions.
Our innovations can offer a sustainable and competitive edge and a new revenue stream by merging land use, new solar technology, de-pollution tech and integrating the circular economy while mining and even recycling US Critical Minerals for the Energy Transition.
It's how we operate, as our family literally was in that business. Prior to mining, our Founder owned and ran a sustainable corrugated box design and packaging plant. All of us kids helped out and influenced design and production, including sustainable best practices. Our businesses were early adopters of manufacturing with new technology, large percentages of waste and recycled materials; integrating the Circular Economy.
As a triple bottom line company, Planet, Profit, People, we had to operate on lower margins to ensure sustainable packaging for supplying high recycling standard industries.
In the 80's and 90's we faced increased pressure, from big corporate clients and some environmental groups, against the use of paper based packaging manufacturing with virgin materials, removing trees. What was their solution? Plastic packaging! As a more organic, holistic type family, we knew back then the harm it could cause.
Now that we have entered the Energy Transition, the demand for these minerals, metals and materials brings mining demand to a whole new level. What tools will suppliers use to responsibly mine and recycle to produce these green metals, minerals and materials? We encourage you to check out Waste-to-SolarEnergy and Circular Solar as one of the many innovations necessary for meeting 2030, 2035 and 2050 targets.