MICROMOD delivers a wide range of solutions that help our mineral processing clients operate safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sensitive context. Since metals are commodities, the price of the metals in the commodity market is the most significant business driver. In parallel, there has been a major push over the last decade for improved environmental focus. This is driven in part by the sustainable development initiatives coming from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development sponsored by the UN.
Mineral processing companies are under pressure to deal effectively with these issues including the effective management of air emissions as well as water and ground pollution. Extracting minerals from ore is also an extremely energy intensive operation. Energy costs represent the highest variable costs in this industry and producers are continually looking for ways of maintaining or increasing production while reducing energy consumption. Finally, the industry is driving major asset management initiatives directed at improving the availability of the earth moving vehicles.