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Net Zero Webinar Series- Decarbonisation research collaboration – a case study of The Electric Mine Consortium

PD Hours
Join us online for the webinar series Net zero: The mining sector’s decarbonisation journey. The is the fourth webinar of the series. We will discuss 'Decarbonisation research collaboration – a case study of The Electric Mine Consortium', presented by Michelle Keegan, Manager at the Electric Mine Consortium and Program Director at AROSE.

About this event

Our expert speaker, Michelle Keegan, will provide participants with an overview of:

  • The benefits of collaboration and research partnerships on progressing mining decarbonisation
  • Explanation of technology readiness levels and where current key decarbonisation innovations sit within these
  • Introduction to The Electric Mine Consortium
    - its objectives
    - how it operates
    - current partner organisations
    - research priorities: Undergound/Surface haulage, battery storage, light and auxiliary vehicles, and skills
    - work completed to date and research trials underway
    - future priority focus areas
    • Brief overview of other key decarbonisation innovation research groups the consortium interfaces with and complements

Michelle Keegan

Manager and Program Director
Michelle has over 25 years of mining industry experience. She has worked in technical engineering, commercial management, strategy and innovation, capital projects, new markets and optimisation roles for companies including Normandy, Rio Tinto, Momentum Partners, as well as IPL and Dyno Nobel.

Michelle holds two roles, working as Manager at the Electric Mine Consortium and as Program Director at AROSE. Michelle’s role at AROSE encompasses program management across the AROSE portfolio including taking the role of Program Director in Trailblazer. She has recently established a Resources Advisory Board to support the delivery of the AROSE vision and sits as the Deputy Chair. Prior to her current roles, Michelle was Program Director Technology Development, and leader of the Next Generation Mine Innovation Program, at South 32 in Perth, WA. Michelle was responsible for leading the identification, design and delivery of new technology and innovation for all greenfield projects as well as translation into brownfield operations.

Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining (Hons) and a Master of Science (Mineral Economics) from Curtin University. She is also on the MRIWA College Panel and Industry Advisory Boards for the Curtin School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences (EECMS) and WASM. She was a finalist in the 2020 WIRA awards within the inaugural category of Technological Innovation.

Date and Time

Thursday, 27 October 2022
11.00am – 12.00am (UTC+08:00)


AusIMM Members - free
Non-Members - $30
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