A mining process optimisation company, Plotlogic, welcomed the news that the Australian Government’s carbon emissions bill will pass through Parliament. Following The Greens announcement that the party would support Labor’s climate change legislation, the way is clear for a bill enshrining a pledge to cut carbon emissions by 43% from 2005 levels by 2030.
Why is the imminent change in legislation a good thing?
Plotlogic founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Andrew Job said he was encouraged by news that the emissions reduction bill was set to become law in Australia. “This will provide certainty and a clear direction for corporate Australia and, importantly, the resources sector which is key to Australia’s and the world’s clean energy future,” Dr Job commented.
“Without critical metals like nickel, copper, tungsten, lithium and rare earths the transition towards net zero will not be possible. Australia is well positioned to be a major supplier of these new economy and vital minerals and produce them in a more environmentally sensitive way. This will create jobs and contribute greatly to the success of the economy as a whole.”
Ex-mining executive Dr Job said he developed Plotlogic’s OreSense® tech with the belief that mining should be able to generate the resources society needs without harming the environment. The Brisbane-based startup’s tech allows miners to see the exact mineral composition of core and blasthole samples, open pit and underground mine faces.
It is also being used in rehabilitation of closed mines. This enables operators to precisely extract ore deposits, reducing waste material and greenhouse gas use. Likened to swapping a hacksaw for a scalpel, OreSense® technology effectively facilitates selective mining.
How is Plotlogic leading the charge for sustainability?
“Plotlogic is committed to supporting its customers mine more selectively and sustainably, and helping unlock the minerals needed for the net zero future. Our goal is to work with our customers to use AI and automation to deliver the future of natural resources – one that benefits society and the industry with minimal harm to the environment,” Dr Job said.
Working with some of the world’s largest miners, Plotlogic tech is being rapidly deployed worldwide. The firm has already secured work across an array of critical minerals projects. These include contracts with tungsten producer EQ Resources at its flagship Mt Carbine site.