Transform Mining Towards a Zero Waste Industry

Business Model


This business ecosystem comprises a network of organizations – including suppliers, distributors, customers, competitors, and government agencies – involved in the delivery of a specific product or service through coopetition.  CMIC is harnessing innovation from these organizations to solve the complex challenges our industry faces. Organizations from Canada, Australia, United States, Europe, and South Africa are actively involved with CMIC to help drive transformation.


Roadmaps provide the strategic plan to meet Towards Zero Waste Mining (TZWM) objectives by identifying industry-level challenges, and gaps in technology or fundamental knowledge.  They also assist to align various stakeholders around these common challenges, ultimately defining projects that directly address TZWM.  CMIC facilitated the creation of industry-level roadmaps in exploration, underground and surface mining, mineral processing and the environment.


CMIC’s projects focus on developing and/or demonstrating platform processes that will enable significant reductions in energy and water use while reducing the amount of waste material produced.


Every CMIC led project engages mining industry partners – and, in some cases, partners outside the mining industry – in a collaborative and open approach to innovation. Consortia allow for shared risk, intellectual property and results.


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