Funding targets net zero emission mining

Funding targets net zero emission mining

The Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia has launched a Net Zero Emission Mining Challenge, with up to $1 million in co-funding available to promote research and development to achieve emission reductions in the mining sector.

The State Government through MRIWA is offering $500,000 ($20,000 to $50,000 per grant) to eligible program participants to develop their solutions.

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston said the funding progresses research on overcoming the challenges to decarbonise the mining sector.

The focus of the program was for participants to address a challenge or issue in the Western Australian mining sector that, if overcome, could facilitate a move towards net zero emissions.

The priority themes for the first round of funding were data driven decisions, mining and processing technology, and energy utilisation.

All project applications must have demonstrated industry engagement and included an appropriate level of co-investment.

Applications closed on July 7.

More information is available on the MRIWA website.