• Maximising metal extraction

  • Improving feed quality

  • Optimising mine schedules

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CRC ORE is a not for profit organisation funded by the Australian Federal Government and the global minerals industry.


It aims to ‘Optimise Resource Extraction’ through site implementation of step-change innovation to improve
overall productivity.

CRC ORE undertakes and promotes technology development and implementation for the global minerals industry. Its prime directive is to identify and implement innovation that can improve operational value and reverse the marked trend of declining productivity over the last decade. 


CRC ORE has an applied innovation, technology development and technology transfer focus rather than fundamental research. This is based on the view that there is abundant existing and latent technology already available which has not been integrated on mining sites or needs to be accessed from other sectors.


CRC ORE’s management and board has extensive mining industry experience and understand the operational challenges of business improvement.


CRC ORE commenced in mid-2010 and was recently awarded a further six year Federal funding term commencing in July 2015. $34.4m of Federal funding will be matched by industry participant cash contributions. Together with in-kind support this means the current six year term of CRC ORE will be supported by over $100m of investment to achieve critical mass and capacity.


This support was achieved despite the current difficult  business cycle in the minerals sector.

Participants

IMPLEMENTATION

Anglo American
BHP Billiton
Newcrest
Glencore
Teck
Sumitomo

METS DELIVERY

Hatch
IMDEX
JKTech
METS Ignited
Orica
Sedgman
Schlumberger
Sodern

Plus large group of METS Associates

RESEARCH

AMIRA 
Colorado State
CRC Mining
CSIRO
Curtin
Kellogg’s Institute (KIN)
MRIWA
NRC Canada
QUT
University of Adelaide
The University of Queensland
UTAS

Prime Objectives and Values
  

icon 01IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH INNOVATION

Mining lost productivity during the recent price boom cycle. Reversing this trend requires a focus on whole of operation integration & innovation.
  
  

icon 02NEW WAYS TO IDENTIFY AND NURTURE INNOVATION

CRC ORE is based on a consortium approach to nurturing the difficult prototype to product cycle using Technology Readiness Level concepts.
  
  

icon 03USER-DRIVEN PARTNERSHIP MODEL

More effective prototype to product development requires new partnership between technology developers, commercial suppliers and end users.


Efficient ORE Extraction

Grade Engineering® has the potential to significantly increase financial returns per tonne processed, while reducing the cost, energy and water requirements per unit of metal.

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Optimising Mill Performance

The Integrated Extraction Simulator (IES) is cloud-based software enabling users to simulate existing operations and alternative processes (from ore body to concentrate) to achieve maximum value.

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New CEO of CRC ORE

The Directors of CRC ORE are very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Ben Adair as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, CRC ORE Limited.

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