Global support for the Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution (CEEC) has come from leading mining, engineering, service and equipment companies. All these companies recognised the value CEEC provides to the industry by raising awareness and driving the issue of cost savings and reduced energy usage from beneficial comminution strategies into the forefront of debate and review.

CEEC aims to raise awareness of beneficial comminution strategies with the objective of improving earnings, achieving lower process costs and gaining energy efficiencies in the mining sector. Launched in May 2011, CEEC is sponsored by Teck Resources Ltd, Gold Fields Ltd, Ausenco, Newcrest Mining Ltd and Xstrata Technology Ltd, Outotec, Metso, AMIRA International amongst others.

CEEC has a comprehensive web site with a selected library of papers and presentations relating to eco-efficient comminution. Regular blog contributions are posted in the web site, as well as on CEEC’s LinkedIn Group. Over 400 LinkedIn members from all over the globe participate in the debate and knowledge sharing through this group.

The inaugural CEEC Medal will be awarded in June 2012, to recognise the most outstanding contribution in the field of eco-efficient comminution over the past twelve months. The Medal is intended to encourage the publication of research and field work on eco-efficient comminution strategies, rewarding those who build greater awareness and understanding of the benefits of eco-efficient comminution. Nominations close on March 15, and should be sent to sarah.boucaut@ceecthefuture.org.

For more information on CEEC: Sarah Boucaut +61422257425, Sarah.boucaut@ceecthefuture.org

About CEEC: CEEC (Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution) was established in 2011 to support knowledge sharing and change in an area of high energy consumption for the mineral industry. CEEC is a not-for-profit company funded by grants from the mineral industry, whose mission is to accelerate knowledge and technology transfer in the field of energy-efficient comminution. Go to http://www.ceecthefuture.org/.