All articles by Nikki Thompson

Nikki Thompson

Normet introduces automation for explosives charging in underground mining

Explosives charging is one of the most hazardous work processes in underground mining. Normet’s Charmec Revo® is taking operators out of the danger zone.

Ensuring reliable fuel cell performance: the importance of cathode air filtration

Toxin and particles in the atmosphere can have a detrimental impact on the performance of fuel cells, so how can operators ensure that their unit is robust and fit for purpose?

‘Fail fast, learn fast’ – digital twins and mining in the 21st century

Normet leads the way in developing digital twin models for product prototyping and training in mining.

‘New technology, new territory’ – a new safety culture needed in an age of mining BEVs      

Evidence suggests battery-electric vehicles and integrated monitoring systems in underground mining improve worker safety, but the transition to an electric fleet can still pose risks. Timo Oikarinen, technology implementation manager at Normet, explains.

Disrupting minerals exploration

BHP Xplor is more than just a ‘game changer.’ It’s disrupting old investment models in the minerals exploration space and opening the door for early-stage explorers to accelerate discoveries.

Will the need for green ammonia drive the demand for renewable hydrogen?

As the world works towards net zero by 2050, the industry is looking for new ways to lower their emissions and find fossil fuel alternatives. Both hydrogen and ammonia will play key roles in creating a more sustainable future as a source and carrier of energy. Decarbonising the production of hydrogen and ammonia will help make them more commercially competitive and increase demand, but is it enough?

A vehicle to accelerate decarbonisation: What is Power-to-X and how is it used in industry?

With the variety of possibilities it offers for producing low-carbon fuels and feedstocks, Power-to-X has the potential to set even the biggest producers of carbon on the path to net zero.

Batteries and borders: Global policy and regulation in a rapidly decarbonising world

The far-reaching impact of the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and – in response– the EU’s Critical Raw Materials Act, on the global battery value chain

Plugging the CCUS gap: From early-stage incentives to delivery at scale

Carbon Capture Usage and Storage (CCUS) has the potential to help the most carbon-intensive industries to decarbonise their operations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, so why is deployment behind expectations?