Assessment, design and operation of battery-supported electric mining vehicles and machinery
Total Grant Value
Project completed by Future Battery Industries CRC which receives allocation of MRIWA funds.
About 30-50% of total mine site energy usage is related to diesel-powered mining vehicles. This represents a significant proportion of current mining operational costs, and the prevalence of diesel fuel usage presents health and safety concerns.
The mining industry also contributes 4 to 7% of greenhouse gas emissions globally.
This project will provide the Australian mining industry with the tools and information needed to help transition operations to using battery-supported electric vehicles (BEVs) and associated stationary machinery on mine sites.
Standard tools for application, economic modelling and best practice guidelines will be developed to enable equipment, technology and service providers to study the case study sites, input into plans, and commercialise the outputs.
Proposed Benefit to WA
The project will carry out in-depth case studies at two mine sites in Western Australia which will directly benefit the industry in the State.
This project contributes to the WA Future Battery Industry Strategy by facilitating application of rechargeable batteries to support transitioning to modern, cleaner and energy-secure societies.
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