Special Issue "Renewable Energy in Mineral Processing"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Mineral Processing and Metallurgy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Nawshad Haque

CSIRO Energy, Clayton, VIC 3168, Australia
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Interests: minerals and energy processing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increasing demand for minerals and metals and their environmental impacts of processing pose a significant challenge for society. It is highly energy intensive industry. In recent years, there have been a few developments in large-scale renewable energy technologies and example cases can now be given for the use of renewable energy such as solar and wind at an industrial scale. The Large scale solar photovoltaic (PV) farms have been in use for few mining operations in Chile and Australia supplementing their energy need. The Concentrated solar thermal (CST) energy can potentially be used for mineral processing where medium grade heat is required (e.g., concentrate drying and iron ore induration). Techno-economic performance and environmental benefits of such propositions are also necessary for the wide adoption of such technologies. Minerals is planning for a Special Issue focusing on integrating large scale renewable energy use in mining, mineral processing, and metal production. Any research concerning this topic will be considered for publication in this Special Issue.

Dr. Nawshad Haque
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • mining
  • minerals
  • metal processing
  • renewable energy integration
  • large scale solar
  • wind

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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