MONTREAL – The first international symposium on the use of fuel cells in mining applications is set for April 29, 2007, in Montreal. The symposium is part of the CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF MINING, METALLURGY & PETROLEUM’s (CIM) annual conference and exhibition. Among the organizers are the CIM, Natural Resources Canada, CANMET and the Fuelcell Propulsion Institute.
The use of hydrogen fuel cells has already been demonstrated in the mining industry. It has the potential to improve workplace health and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and operating costs. The CIM is inviting contributions to the symposium on several topics such as fuel cells in underground vehicles, fuel cell design, mine site hydrogen distribution, cost-benefit analyses, and regulatory standards.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is Oct. 1, 2006. Submit them at www.CIM.org. Further information is available from executive director Jean Vavrek, firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-939-2710.