• Launch of The International Mining and Minerals Association and PERC Code

    On 17 June at 1 Carlton House Terrace, IOM3 will introduce two innovations for the mining industry – the International Mining and Minerals Association and the Pan European Reserves and Resources Reporting Committee Code.
  • Peabody Energy appoints IOM3 member

    Mining Technology Division
    Peabody Energy has announced that Julian Thornton, Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, has been promoted to Managing Director for Australian Operations. Further information can be found...
  • ICMM appoints new President

    Mining Technology Division
    Dr. R. Anthony (Tony) Hodge has been appointed ICMM President and will take up his position on 1 October 2008. Dr. Hodge succeeds Paul Mitchell who leaves the organization on...
  • refuelling with nanofuels

    Exploring nanofuels

    Materials World magazine
    Nanofuels are the subject of a new feasibility study at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. They could provide a more environmentally sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, say researchers. The concept is to inject wet and dry fuels made from silicon, aluminium or iron nanoparticles (separately, as single fuels) into internal combustion engines.
  • Oil-repelling materials

    Materials World magazine
    Polymeric microfibres may hold the key to the first simple process for manufacturing super oil-repelling (oleophobic) materials.