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Mining potash

Uses of minerals in everyday life

by Staff Writer

Everything society depends on is either grown, made from minerals, or relies on minerals for its production and advances in electronics, in particular, are driving the recent explosion in mineral usage. Today’s mining supports the achievements of tomorrow.

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Copper being processed

Endangered elements: Why mining matters now more than ever

by Leah Harnack

2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and the campaign publicizes the increased scarcity of elements and the importance of mining.

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Komatsu’s Awazu manufacturing plant in Japan uses renewable energy power for a sustainable future.

Using renewable energy power for a sustainable future

by Caley Clinton

Built in 2014, Komatsu’s Awazu assembly plant in Japan was designed to support the use renewable energy power for a sustainable future. While building the new facility, the team’s goal was to cut electric power consumption in half while supporting new business in the community.

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Komatsu's Awazu plant

Manufacturing facility reduces energy consumption by 90 percent

by Caley Clinton

Komatsu’s Awazu plant in Japan uses biomass to reduce its reliance on traditional energy sources, cutting its consumption by 90 percent. The facility is a great example of how Komatsu is focused on reducing its energy dependence and enhance sustainability.

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