Date: Monday May 11, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: via Zoom
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Mining & Renewable Energy
As mining companies become increasingly aware of the rapidly lowering costs of renewable energy, many companies have begun incorporating renewable energy sources into their operations.
Adopting renewable energy into this process has created a more reliable power supply and has proven to offset the intensive carbon emissions that contribute to climate change, bringing environmental, social, and governance concerns to the forefront of operations.
All industrial operations have an impact; however, creating as low an impact as possible is an achievable feat that more mining companies are becoming increasingly aware of and thus incorporating into their practices.
Renewable energy infrastructure relies on materials obtained from mining. Canada has the natural raw materials and the ability to provide sustainable industrial processes. Electrification and the low-carbon energy transition depend on sustainably-mined resources.
Designing Sustainable Prosperity (DSP) is a concept that goes beyond just investing in a mine or O&G to developing the local economy so that the income does not dry up when the mine or O&G is finished and the economy keeps growing after the mine or O&G is depleted.
The objective is to establish a diverse industry that will have a significant impact in the region so that the economy does not depend on one commodity. The mining or O&G company moves from being the provider into the catalyst for regional sustainable economic development. If successful, vibrant, long-lasting business should be the result for the regions affected by mining or O&G.
An integrated natural resource model is built for the region and innovative market studies are carried out to determine what is possible for the region and what needs to be done to realize the potential. We start with a concept study to look at the potential of the region based on the natural resources and skills available, infrastructure, and energy needs, etc. Based on this information, attractive packages can be produced to attract other investors to the region. The initial study could be financed by a mining or O&G company, the government, investors or any of the stakeholders. It is a collaborative effort between all stakeholders.
About Dr. Doris Hiam-Galvez
Dr. Doris Hiam-Galvez is a Chemical Engineer with PhD in Metallurgy. She has been with Hatch for 14 years creating new and innovative business to grow the company in new regions (Australia, South America, Europe). She ran Hatch Europe Peru until 2012 and Hatch Europe until 2017. Doris has 25 years of experience managing global technical organizations for major manufacturing companies. Before joining Hatch she was the CTO for Novelis, a leading global aluminum manufacturing company. She developed the concept of “Designing Sustainable Prosperity.”