April 2021

The World Economic Forum’s Mining and Metals Blockchain Initiative has released a proof of concept for a blockchain based system that will track emissions from the mine to the final product. Set up with Anglo American, Antofagasta Minerals, Eurasian Resources Group, Glencore, Klöckner & Co, Minsur, and Tata Steel, the initiative hopes to accelerate responsible sourcing in the industry by pooling resources and costs. We take a look at the project so far, and find out what challenges remain.

Also in this issue, we profile some of the biggest innovations and
changes to mining culture to come from rescues, take a look at how China is widening its reach for iron ore, and catch up with Aggreko to learn about a ground-breaking solar power hybrid solution to power a mine located at high-altitude in the Andes Mountains.

Plus, we ask at what point mining will no longer be economically viable, explore Vattenfall and Kaunis Iron's fossil fuel-free partnership, map rare earths projects outside of China, and question whether the Woodhouse Colliery coal mine fits with the UK's decarbonisation plans.  


Editor | Callum Tyndall

Commissioning Editor | Daniel Garrun

Writers | JP Casey, Heidi Vella, Scarlett Evans, Matt Farmer, Matthew Hall, Yoana Cholteeva
Magazine Designer | Ashley McPherson

Graphic Designers | Anett Arc, Marzia Del Gaone, Tyrrell Lowe, Noemi Balint, Petra Konyi-Kiss, Maria Gimenez, Filipe Costa, Martina Labaiova
Lead Designer | John Hammond 

Publisher | Susanne Hauner
Digital Publishing Director | Duncan West


Sales Manager | Jamie McBarek

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