The Anglo American group says that energy use accounts for about 75% of its greenhouse gas emissions, adding that it is therefore focusing on identifying and implementing technologies aimed at using energy more efficiently, ESI-Africa reports.
Anglo American is to implement energy efficiency technologies, including technology solutions to optimise processes and machinery at its operations, such as air compressors, ventilation fans, pumps, draglines, conveyors and electric motors, according to ESI-Africa
. The company is investing in technologies that will enable it to run cost-efficient carbon neutral mines by 2030.
It is also taking part in global research initiatives aimed at identifying commercially viable solutions for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. In South Africa, the company made an investment in the renewable energy Kalahari project, and is partnering with the South African Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage, ESI-Africa
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