Canadian Mining Journal


INNOVATION: Mining sector’s clean resources proposal shortlisted for supercluster initiative

OTTAWA – The potential to generate significant environmental benefits, energize regional economies and create jobs has meant the mining sector’s clean resources proposal has made the shortlist for the federal government’s innovation  supercluster initiative.

CLEER (Clean, Low-energy, Effective, Engaged and Remediated), a clean resources supercluster, is jointly led by the Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) and the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI). Together with their mining industry members, CMIC and CEMI will advance the project through the next phase of the application process.

The objective of the CLEER supercluster is to discover shared priorities with government and the communities where the mining sector operates. This initiative will focus on water use, energy intensity and environmental footprint, with aggressive targets of a 50% reduction in each area by 2027.

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