Capturing more value from minerals through synthetic biology, physical, chemical as well as data-driven innovations that improve methods of reduction and valorization of tailings, waste, and water. Conversion of mining and processing byproducts into raw materials for new applications or carbon sinks, creating closed-loop production cycles in mining.
Maximizing operational, logistics and supply chain efficiency through the deployment of distributed sensors and digitalization. Improving the prescriptive life cycle management of assets, and workforce engagement.
Maximizing knowledge for selective winning of ore through the mining value chain from discovery to processing and even mine design. Applications may include advances in real time, remote, in-field and in-line, multispectral and penetrative sensing and data interpretation relating to elemental, mineralogical, metallurgical, physical, trace or even biological properties.
In collaboration with the Canada Mining Innovation Council
Optimizing energy consumption in mining, transport and processing, from sensing and digitalization to novel rock breaking and processing methods. Reducing the carbon footprint of mining processes and machines and new distributed non-fossil energy sources and alternative battery storage.
Setting a new bar for safety to keep workers out of hazardous environments through intuitive visualization and advanced imaging (AR/VR), teleoperations, decision support, and heightened workforce motivation and engagement. Physical protection on a person or system level.
Identifying beneficial microbes and their enzymes to create sustainable bio-chemicals.
Converting CO2 emissions from power plants into exfoliated inorganic solids.
Combining chemical-sensing technology and cloud-based data solutions to enable monitoring and optimization of cyanide usage in gold leaching processes.
Using autonomous aerial robot systems (UAVs) to gather data in complex, GPS-denied industrial environments.
Developing proprietary additives for dispersants, dewatering aids, flow aids, and grinding aids to reduce ore-processing costs.
Generating photo-realistic synthetic data to enhance Vision AI models and create limitless amounts of on-demand training.
Using hydrometallurgical technology to refine mineral mixtures including low-grade lime, dolime, steel and iron slag, rare earth metals, and lithium.
Deploying a spatial business intelligence platform to consolidate and visualize organization-wide data in the context of real-world locations.
Using directional drilling equipment and advanced imaging technology to develop a precise excavation technique that’s sustainable, safe, and economical.
Developing A.I. algorithms to improve the efficiency of resource conversion drilling during pre-production activity.
Applying predictive A.I. and Embedded Acoustic Recognition Sensors (EARS) to detect faults in industrial equipment.
Offering an end-to-end, zero-carbon solution for sustainable harvesting of valuable metals from hazardous mining waste.
Conceptualizing, patenting, and developing new technologies in marine robotics, propulsion, electricity generation, and pumping.
Developing A.I.-infused and industrial analytics applications to predict failures of industrial assets.
Developing multi-domain robotic control solutions serving security and defense, energy, infrastructure, and assistive robotics markets.