Heidi Vella

Heidi Vella is a feature writer for NRI Digital, covering the mining, offshore oil and gas, hydrocarbons and renewable power industries as well as the medical and pharmaceutical industries, modern transport systems, architecture and design.Before joining the NRI digital team, Heidi worked on several different consumer publications, including New Statesman, Matchbox Magazine and FilmJuice, as well as a stint in finance journalism as a feature writer for Bridging and Commercial.Heidi read English Literature at Roehampton University before completing an NCTJ Foundation in Journalism course at New Associates, London.

All articles by Heidi Vella

  1. Turning dust into a commodity: ZincOx’s Andrew Woollett talks zinc recycling

    Andrew Woollett is formerly the founder and chairman of Reunion, a company that farmed into Anglo American’s Skorpion zinc oxide…
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    13 Nov
  2. Collaborate to educate – 100-year-old Ontario-based mining course expands

    Northern College, situated in the far north-eastern part of Northern Ontario, a province in Canada known for its mining and…
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    30 Oct
  3. Europe’s mining revival – a regional overview

    Increasing costs, a volatile commodities market and growing resource nationalism has led many mining companies, especially the smaller ones, to…
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    22 Oct
  4. Landmark report sparks debate over gold’s economic impact

    A report that reveals for the first time the direct economic impact of the gold industry globally was unveiled today…
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    7 Oct
  5. Cutting CSR will hinder struggling companies from recovering

    Corporate Social Responsibility must remain a high priority for mining companies, despite the current ‘crisis’ facing industry, experts warned yesterday….
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    1 Oct
  6. Managing water consumption in mining

    In 2010, the UN declared access to clean water a human right. Three years later, 500 water scientists from the…
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    21 Aug
  7. Maximising underground efficiency with energy conscious mining machines

    Every one percent improvement in mining productivity translates to a $170m saving, Andrew Mackenzie, the chief executive of the world’s…
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    18 Aug
  8. World-class mine restoration in the Amazon and beyond

    After working for 12 years on the Eden project in Cornwall, UK – which transformed a China clay quarry into…
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    6 Aug
  9. Metalysis – the next generation of metal production?

    Specialist metals producer, Metalysis, can turn low value metal oxides directly into metal powders in a single step, by introducing…
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    29 Jul
  10. Green technologies: making mining more sustainable and energy efficient

    Over the years, the mining industry has been repeatedly criticised and scrutinised, often fairly, for the degrading effects its work…
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    25 Jul

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