– Recovering Thermal Energy in a Processing Mill
CanmetMINING has developed an energy recovery concept that may be a realistic solution applicable at several mining mills. The energy recovery project essentially involves capturing the thermal energy lost by an ore processing mill and using it to heat the fresh air in an underground mine ventilation system. A prefeasibility study conducted in partnership with Les Mines Opinaca Ltée and Le Groupe MISA at the Éléonore mine site revealed that the solution generated a significant reduction in fuel, thereby resulting in lower operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The presentation will provide an overview of the heat recovery concept and the potential savings it may generate.