State accolade for hybrid mining technology

An innovative hybrid truck trial at New Acland Mine was recognised at the Queensland Mining Awards overnight, winning the JCB CEA Project Innovation Award for its standout ability to lower emissions and operational costs.

New Hope’s Operations Manager and SSE Trent Knack and Mine Energy Solutions Chief Executive Officer Craig James
New Hope’s Operations Manager and SSE Trent Knack and Mine Energy Solutions Chief Executive Officer Craig James

Developed by Mine Energy Solutions (MES), the High Density Compressed Natural Gas trucks use sequential gas injection for the conversion of high horsepower diesel engines from 100 per cent diesel to dual fuel operation,

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