Sustainability In Mining

Mining Newsletter

This month we are starting to feature contributions from outside experts on topics involving the mining industry, read the opinions from independent consultants who will give us there take on how they see the mining industry is accelerating the transition to renewable sources of energy.  This Month we are feature Andy Birtles, and his take on Sustainability in Mining.

Also catch up on the progress of our Commercial Demonstrator being constructed in Morocco.

To catch up on March’s Newsletter, click March’s Newsletter

Affordable Power for the Mining Industry

247Solar technology is an exciting approach to producing reliable,
uninterrupted, inexpensive power for mining projects in areas with
high levels of Direct Normal Irradiance.

To read how 247Solar can give you inexpensive, reliable, uninterrupted
power supply 24/7/365 click here for our Mining Brochure

Takeaways From Energy And Mines World Congress and 5 Reasons Why Your Mine Should Invest In Renewables

The February issue of Energy and Mines caught our eye, with key takeaways from their recent World Congress in Toronto. The consensus from the event: “Whether or not miners will decarbonize their energy sources and processes is no longer a question — it is a given. The focus is now on how they will achieve this.”

Five years ago, the Rocky Mountain Institute launched their Sunshine for Mines initiative, with the goal of increasing renewable energy penetration of the mining industry. In 2018, RMI published this list of five reasons why mines should invest in renewables. These reasons are just as valid today.

To read these articles and more in our second edition of Mine Power download from here Mining Newsletter 2

247 Solar debuts at Mines and Money Conference with ROST International

Breakthrough clean and secure power solution for mines is well received

At the recent Mines and Money conference in London, 247Solar and its business development partners, ROST International, introduced 247Solar’s innovative solar power technology to the mining industry, to rave reviews. The ability of 247Solar Plants™ to lower mine operating costs while providing reliable, clean power to mines in off-grid locations sparked follow-on discussions with mine developers in a variety of locations across the globe. Stuart Whitelock, CEO of ROST International, says, “247Solar Plants™ are ideally suited to mining applications in remote areas and where electricity supply is unreliable. They provide highly reliable, uninterrupted power for mining, processing, and ancillary operations at very low operating costs, while eliminating the disadvantages of conventional power technologies.” The audience at Mines & Money seemed to agree.

Download the January Mining Newsletter here Mining Newsletter 1

ROST and 247Solar Announce Partnership to Offer Affordable Solar Power for the Mining Industry

London, UK   ROST International Trading, Ltd., and 247Solar Inc., today announced an exclusive agreement for ROST to market 247Solar’s modular, scalable concentrated solar power (CSP) technology to the worldwide mining industry.

247Solar Plant offer guaranteed secure and clean power around the clock in any weather, regardless of whether the sun is shining, and they are ideally suited to mining applications in remote areas and where electricity supply is unreliable. The Plants provide highly reliable, uninterrupted power for mining, processing, and ancillary operations at very low operating costs, while eliminating the disadvantages of conventional power technologies.

247Solar Plants offer mine operators in remote areas the lowest-cost and most reliable power, available 24/7. The 247Solar Thermal Storage Systems stores the sun’s energy as heat instead of electricity, eliminating the need for costly batteries, to ensure 24 availability. To guarantee electricity on demand, the Plants’ turbines can also burn a variety of fuels, enabling power to be supplied around the clock in any weather for a fraction of the price of other renewables.

Bruce Anderson, CEO of 247Solar, said “ROST offers an extensive network of contacts, deep experience and industry expertise we need to present our unique round-the-clock clean power solution to mining operators worldwide.”

Stuart Whitelock of ROST International further added,” The fact that 247Solar have invested their own money in a Commercial Demonstration plant in Morocco adds to the confidence that we have in this technology, which we wholeheartedly believe in.”

For more information about 247Solar see

You can find the full press release press here

ROST Signs Agreement With ALPS EcoScience To Promote Their Range Of Bio-Organic Catalysts

ROST has entered into an agreement with Alps Ecoscience to assist them to bring their range of Bio Organic Catalysts to market.  ALPS are based in the United Kingdom looking to expand their range of innovative products manufactured by Bio-Organic Catalyst Inc., a Californian manufacturer of a range of products that super charge biological processes.

Suitable applications include;

Agriculture, Animal Care and Aquaculture, Composting and Odour Treatment, Hydrocarbon Remediation, Pulp & Paper processing, Wastewater Treatment, including collection systems & Anaerobic Digestion

By reducing the amount of energy required for biological or chemical reactions to occur, the Bio Catalyst accelerates the reaction times dramatically, as well as solubilising the cellular structure of organic waste, thereby increasing gas transfer rates, and making it easier for naturally occurring bacteria to digest organic substances.  In addition, it seeds the formation of micro-bubbles that disperse oxygen more efficiently throughout the water column making more oxygen available to speed up the aerobic biological processes.  Energy requirements can be reduced by up to 40 %, sludge volumes by 30%, odour dramatically reduced & it eliminates FOG accumulation.

BOC products are non-toxic, non-caustic, non-corrosive, non-irritating, hypoallergenic, bacteria-free and biodegradable. The environmentally friendly features of the products substantially reduce exposure and liability to the environment, and don’t trigger costly OSHA or hazardous material handling requirements.

The ALPS team are very experienced in bio organic technology and have teamed up with ROST to access our world-wide network. ROST has moved quickly and already introduced several clients and is engaging agents to join the ROST team.  If you are interested, please use the Contact Form, giving a brief introduction, and explain how you think you would fit in.

Interim Management In The Middle East

ROST is pleased to have  been engaged by an  oil  supply and logistics company based in the Middle East.   Working in an  interim management capacity,  ROST is assisting the company with day to day operational matters, insurance,  bid preparation , management of an oil  storage facility  and  oversight of the  construction of a new LPG terminal. The contract is expected to continue into the new year.

New Heavy Oil To Fuel Technology Contract

ROST has a contract with a  Heavy Oil to Fuel Technology Company. Applications include  use at  the wellhead to produce a syncrude to  reduce transportation costs by increasing the crude API  so that a diluent is not required. Steam  from the technology can be utilised to reduce production costs. The technology can be used at a refinery to increase yield and reduce the production of heavy fuel oil. Total acid number, Sulphur, metals and asphaltines can be improved.  Other applications such as power stations and bunker fuel blending are under review.

Financial Solutions For Difficult To Finance Projects

ROST has tied up with a boutique Merchant Bank, as well as a Supplier of Trade Finance to be able to offer a range of financial solutions for difficult to finance projects and trades. Standard business loans for strengthening the liquidity of the balance sheet structure can also be arranged. Another route could be the use of asset based lending by monetising dormant assets. In addition we can assist in arranging cash flow lending, with medium to long-term financing.

Insurance Cover For A Range Of Situations

ROST has an agreement with one of Lloyds of London’s largest independent brokers who can supply cover for a range of situations including Cargo, Property, Terrorism, Accident & Health, as well Financial Insurance including Trade Credit, Political Risk, Fraud & Cyber. Commodity Insurance, Transportation including marine and aviation are a speciality. ROST can assist in evaluating what type of insurance is required for a particular situation, how to minimise risk and ensure comprehensive cover.