Trade and Investment British Columbia Blog (Tag: Mining)
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New Tech in B.C. Mining Safety and Rescue Operations

July 12, 2018
British Columbia has a long history in mining and mining safety. The Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in British Columbia (the Code) has existed since 1909. Under the Code, all mines are required to provide emergency response capabilities. This requirement has made British Columbia’s mining industry a global model for mine rescue practices. The Code is continually updated and improved as technologies and tactics are developed. Among the recent advances in improved safety and risk reduction is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Teck Resources is using AI to monitor and predict equipment performance at thei... continue reading
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Mining and Clean Tech in British Columbia

May 24, 2018
The demand for clean energy and technology is booming, and British Columbian entrepreneurs are rising to the occasion. Solar and wind power, electric vehicles and digital devices are all gaining popularity as consumers – and investors – seek to support eco-friendly products. One outcome of green consumerism is an increase in mining activity. Electric and hybrid cars require up to four times more copper than conventional vehicles, and B.C. is the largest copper producer in the country. Alternative energy sources like wind and solar rely heavily on batteries, and have driven the demand for lithium up by 10% each year s... continue reading
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Unearthing Great Potential: Virtual Reality and Mining Worlds Converge

May 2, 2018
Who would have thought that augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) would one day be the future of the mining industry? It is true and what is happening is fascinating. VR is the future of the mining industry, where users wearing VR headsets can get an accurate representation of an area’s geography. This enables them to navigate future facilities and infrastructure and view things that they would not be able to see in person. B.C.’s Llamazoo Interactive can build mines digitally before ground is ever broken. This Victoria- based company can take data from mining companies and visualize it in 3D; this is just ... continue reading
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