15th MDEC taking on Toronto

THE Mining Diesel Emissions Council is preparing the schedule for its 15th annual conference in Canada.

Donna Schmidt

Taking place on October 4-9 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North in the eastern province of Ontario, the event is considered a global forum for the discussion of the latest technology and research in diesel emission reductions for the mining industry.

Historically, the MDEC has attracted representatives from government, universities and operators from across the globe.

Already on the itinerary is an underground mine tour; a full-day workshop on diesel emission issues, regulations, biodiesel, monitoring and control; and a roundtable discussion on current issues. The health and safety keynote speaker will be Newmont Mining’s vice-president, Michael Byrne.

While the technical presentations to be made at the event have not yet been announced, invitations closed at the end of June for abstracts on subjects such as underground mine studies, maintenance and ventilation, fuels and lubricants, and health issues, which are expected to be among the topics covered at the conference.

In the meantime, registration is still open with a special discount for those signing up before September 7. Visit the Commission’s website for more details.