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Mine Environment Management Ltd

The Science Behind Success

The MEM team is driven by a shared passion for geoscience, the environment, and in particular a love of rocks.  We like nothing better than a geoscience challenge presented that is yet to be solved, and even if it has been "solved" we beg to differ and strive to develop a better solution.


Given that global warming presents the largest and most significant current scientific challenge presented to this and future generations, and one which still requires effective solutions then this provides an almost infinite source of motivation for our team. 


As we all work, live and breathe in the mining industry we are also confronted day to day with the challenges of defining sustainable development and how the circular economy may be demonstrated within large scale resource extraction projects. 


Carbon sequestration is something that we have all come to recognise as a future technology that provides a significant and credible potential solution to both reducing carbon emissions and identifying a utility for the billions of tonnes of "waste" materials produced by the industry. This concept we feel provides an opportunity for a credible demonstration how a circular economy may actually be realised, and will provide motivation for the next generation of geoscientists.

Technical research projects have been undertaken by the team to determine how the application of Fragmentation analysis to the characterisation, management and long-term planning of waste rock has the potential to optimise project economics. 

Read more about all of our green mining tech research and development projects.


The concept, scope and opportunities for large scale and permanent carbon sequestration within certain industrial wastes such as mine waste storage facilities are significant. MEM has developed novel/customised laboratory methods that can be used to rapidly assess the carbon capture potential of waste materials.  Read more.

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An innovation project to provide treatment of polluting mine water discharge.  Interested to find out more?



Incorporating the concept of sustainability and the circular economy as part of long-term waste management planning of mine operations and closure has become an important aspirational target globally in the mining industry. MEM has completed site based research that identifies an opportunity for the application of established fragmentation based technology and processes to the development of the mining plan for waste zones. Read more.



Read our paper presented at Mine Closure 2019. Watch our short animated video explaining the process.

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