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Mine’s oil is better second time around
Oil from these massive trucks is now being recycled at a Hunter Valley coal mine.
An Upper Hunter mine has taken an innovative approach to managing its environmental impact by recycling waste oil and using it in explosives.
The method has helped save more than 194,000 litres of diesel since June last year – the equivalent of 512 tonnes of carbon dioxide or taking almost 200 passenger cars off the road.
Hunter Valley Operations Blast Supervisor Darren Moffitt said the mine site had previously used 100 per cent pure diesel in explosives, but was now using a blend of half recycled oil and half diesel. “The benefits are twofold – we’re saving money by using less diesel and are re-using our used oil, which would otherwise have been treated as waste,” he said.
Mr Moffitt said the oil was sourced from the mine’s Workshop having first been used in engines, transmissions and hydraulics in the mine’s many pieces of mobile equipment. “The used oil is put through a sophisticated filtering system on site, which gets rid of any impurities,” Mr Moffitt said. “There’s a small processing cost to filter the oil, but this is minimal compared to the amount it costs to purchase diesel. “The oil-diesel blend is just as effective in the explosives, which are used to blast layers of overburden, or waste rock, to reveal the coal seam before mining takes place.
Source: Hunter Valley News
Priority Fuel Management attracts Commonwealth Government Funding
Priority Fuel Management has successfully tendered a submission to the Federal Government seeking one to one funding for a Commercial Ready Grant.
Assistance with endorsements from both Rio Tinto and Flinders University provided Priority Fuel much needed R&D funding
The $AUD 500K Federal government grant requires equal fund matching by Priority Fuel Management and has been dedicated to a new conceptual initiative providing computer controlled Oil Remediation. read more
¹ Priority Fuel Management is a registered holder of Trade marked process “Closed System Recovery®” which is utilised within the scope of design for the abovementioned product.