TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 22, 2016) - Mining companies were awarded and celebrated last night for their investments in renewable energy at a glittering awards gala and dinner in Toronto. Mining companies from Canada, Chile, Mexico, Australia, and South Africa received awards for their investments in wind and solar technologies at the Energy and Mines Renewables and Mining Awards.
"These mining companies, along with their partners from the renewable energy sector, are leading the way to sustainable, affordable, low-carbon energy for mines through these projects and commitments," commented Dr. Andrew Slavin Director, Energy and Mines. "We are delighted to recognize and celebrate their successes."
Awards were presented in 12 categories and winners were selected through a combination of independent research, a nominations process and international jury consideration. Over 150 senior mining and renewable energy experts attended the awards gala which was sponsored by the Carbon War Room and Canada Clean Fuels.
Best use of Energy Storage (Electrical) at a Mine Site:
Glencore - Raglan Mine
Best use of Renewables for Mine Transportation - Sponsored by Canada Clean Fuels:
Kirkland Lake Gold
Renewables in Mining - Visionary of the Year - Sponsored by Carbon War Room:
Nick Holland, CEO, Gold Fields
Best use of Renewables at a Reclaimed Mine site:
Best use of Renewables for Mine Exploration:
Avalon Advanced Materials
Best use of Solar Thermal:
Best use of Solar PV in Mining > 100 MW:
Best use of Solar PV in Mining < 100 MW:
Best use of Wind in Mining > 100 MW:
Best use of Wind in Mining > 50 MW and < 100 MW:
Best use of Wind in Mining < 50 MW:
Diavik Diamond Mine, Rio Tinto
Renewables in Mining - Project of the Year:
Outstanding Commitment to Renewables in Mining:
For more information on the Congress and Awards visit: http://worldcongress.energyandmines.com/.
About Energy and Mines:
Energy and Mines, the leading information source for renewables and energy innovation in mining, has released the final shortlist of international mining companies eligible for awards based on their investments and commitments to renewables. The shortlist includes a geographically diverse group of mining operators with a wide variety of project sizes using wind, solar and solar thermal technologies to power their operations. www.energyandmines.com