The Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management was launched on 5 August 2020. The standard provides guidance for our industry to manage its tailings responsibilities. Amira Members have recognised that Implementation is key and that our industry MUST work together learn, share and improve the situation.
Importantly, shared responsibility includes resolving the persistent and growing tailings volumes. Amira has established a collaboration of mining companies who together represent over a third of the 2025 planned tailings volume. The collaboration represents major and mid-tier organisations across all commodities and operating across the globe.
This collaboration is seeking to support research and development that could unlock breakthrough science and technology in the following three key areas:
- Avoiding catastrophic failure through monitoring and containment
- Tailings repurposing that results in a step change in existing tailings volumes
- Step changes in the characterization, extraction and processing of material in the production of Tailings volume.
Short Form Proposals
Short form proposal submissions for this round have now closed. Thank you to all who have taken the time to contribute. The next round will open in June. We will spend the next month turning the dial (see below) from 3 through to 6 spending time collating submissions and working with the Tailings Collaboration to seek clarification and develop the program ahead of the R&D Forum at the end of April. We will be in touch to provide an status update in the next few weeks.
If you have any questions please contact Sean Helm, GM Futures Development
Amira Member Technology Registration
We would like to invite Amira Supplier Class Members that have technology that may help transform tailings management to register below. Your technology will be considered by the Amira Tailings Collaboration for potential inclusion in a program of collaborative R&D+I projects to drive transformation in tailings across the globe. Please direct any membership enquiries to Sara Sulway.