Fronteiras Minerações, a Brazilian mining company specialized in high quality kaolin, is looking for ideas to improve various key steps of their extraction and processing workflow.Keyword: Kaolin, China clay, White clay, Mining, Extraction, Automatization, Mechanization, Tailings removal.Solutions Already Submitted: 3Submission Deadline: January 05, 2011 (162 days)Selection Deadline: June 05, 2011 (313 days)
At the Fronteiras Mineracoe website we read:
At Fronteiras Mineraçoes, we have have taken up the challenge to find a better way to mine and process Kaulin at the beginning of the 21st century. Our world is facing an increasing number of challenges in energy, climate and finance, and we believe that companies who work with natural resources must respond to those challenges by redefining their methods of production, management and human resources. Fronteiras Mineraçoes wants achieve its objectives as a company while improving the working conditions and respecting the integrity of its employees, values too often neglected in the mining industry. We are committed to innovation in all aspects of our process, in order to reduce costs, increase our sustainability, and set an example for other companies in our region and the world.
Having thus ascertained that the company is real and does have a commitment to improvements, I went to the competition website. I needed to register to get into the details of the competition, and being lazy about typing in my name, email, and yet another password, did not do so. Thus I must leave you to the task of seeking out more details of the competition.