Industrial machinery manufacturer Komatsu has formed an alliance with customers Rio Tinto, BHP, Codelo, and Boliden, to develop zero-emission mining equipment.
The Komatsu Greenhouse Gas Alliance will collaborate on product planning, development, testing and deployment of zero-emission mining equipment and infrastructure.
The alliance’s initial focus will be Komatsu’s power-agnostic truck concept for a haulage vehicle that can run on a variety of power sources, including diesel electric, electric, trolley (wired), battery power and hydrogen fuel cells. Komatsu hopes to achieve a 50% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030, and carbon neutrality by 2050.
“We are honored that our customers have agreed to participate in the Komatsu GHG Alliance and work with us to develop sustainable solutions for mining,” said Masayuki Moriyama, President of Komatsu’s Mining Business Division.
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