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CEMI sets sights on VOD research consortium

Valuable lessons were learned from a recently concluded ventilation-on-demand (VOD) study by the Sudbury-based Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI ), but more research is necessary to ensure optimum performance of VOD systems in the futu

CEMI wins research chair and funding

The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation has received $823,000 from the Ontario government for a research chair in holistic mining practices and $2.

CEMI concludes ventilation-on-demand study

Recent deployments of ventilation-on-demand (VOD) systems at two mines and lessons learned from an $8.5 million study are positioning Sudbury as a centre of expertise for this increasingly important technology.

Rio Tinto taps CEMI’s research expertise

Rio Tinto is investing $10 million dollars to establish the Rio Tinto Centre for Underground Mine Construction at the Sudbury-based Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI).
Gas turbines proposed for mine ventilation

Gas turbines proposed for mine ventilation

Ultimately, Dean Millar, MIRARCO research chair of energy in mining and mining engineering professor at Laurentian University in Sudbury, hopes to revolutionize ventilation and energy management in the coal industry.

Micro-algae eyed as fuel source

The algae that form a green slime on our lakes and waterways and that so many of us find revolting could one day be grown in giant commercial-scale tanks in Northern Ontario to produce clean-burning biodiesel for underground mining equipment, and die

CEMI recruits star candidate

The new deputy director of the Sudbury-based Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) sees an urgent need to "broaden the base of the intellectual capacity that's applied to mining issues.

NORCAT develops mini coring drill for space

The Sudbury-based Northern Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) is midway through the design and development of a mini coring drill that could serve as a prototype for future missions to the moon or Mars. The $1.

CAMIRO re-invents itself with move to NORCAT

The Sudbury-based mining division of CAMIRO, the Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization, is re-inventing itself to focus more on shorter-term, clearly defined projects that address pressing industry needs.

CEMI takes lead in fault slip research

The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) is laying the groundwork for an International Fault Slip Control Research Initiative (IFSCRI) to better understand fault slip rockbursting.