DB Engineering & Consulting shortlisted for Charge On Innovation Challenge
Key global mining industry participants have come together to solve one of the biggest issues in mining today: the decarbonization of mining operations. DB Engineering & Consulting and partner Echion Technologies face the challenge.
Mining companies BHP, Rio Tinto, Vale and others, have created the Charge On Innovation Challenge | Electrifying Mining to engage with vendors of zero emission technologies to provide market participants with a rare opportunity to showcase innovation and zero emission technology and how it can be applied to the decarbonization of mining operations.
DB Engineering & Consulting is determined to achieve ambitious emissions reduction targets as well as helping others to do the same. Following on from completing a feasibility study for Vale to decarbonize rail haulage on the Estrada de Ferro Carajas and Estrada de Ferro Vitoria Minas (EFC & EFVM) iron ore rail haulage routes, the Charge On Innovation Challenge is a good opportunity to promote DB Engineering & Consulting´s credentials as an innovative transport company and demonstrate its expertise in the application of zero emissions technologies.
Partners in expertise
DB Engineering & Consulting has partnered with an innovative battery technology developer, Echion Technologies, to make a submission for the Charge On Innovation Challenge, which they have now been shortlisted for. The combined solution applies DB Engineering & Consulting’s expertise in overhead rail traction systems. Our knowledge in the application of battery technologies as an alternative propulsion system is growing with every project. Using Echion’s proprietary superfast charging Li-ion battery materials technology, we are able to present a solution that achieves the energy budget objectives set. The solution presented also identifies technology and implementation measures to overcome some of the shortfalls of battery technology due to high power requirements and cycling demands expected in a mining environment.
DB Engineering & Consulting is constantly gaining valuable knowledge and expertise thanks to the application of zero emission alternative propulsion technology to rail operations in Europe, the U.S. and Brazil. We hope for our expertise in these areas to be considered favourably, allowing us to continue the challenge and to play a role in supporting the mining industry in reducing its emissions.