Metals & Mining Insights


Global Energy Perspective 2022

– We're in the midst of an energy transition that continues to evolve.

Lithium mining: How new production technologies could fuel the global EV revolution

– Lithium is the driving force behind electric vehicles, but will supply keep pace with demand? New technologies and sources of supply can fill the gap.

Advanced analytics can help achieve fuel optimization in open-pit mining

– Fuel efficiency and reduction of carbon emissions in mining have become much more distinct possibilities as data collection and advanced analytics have evolved.

How to navigate mining’s cash-flow conundrum

– Commodity prices in the mining industry have been on an upswing. An analysis of how the industry has managed cash flows in recent years could help leaders maximize value.

Five agility myths in energy and heavy industries

– Agile working practices in energy and heavy industries can make them faster, more efficient, and more resilient. Here are five myths and their realities.

High coking coal prices provide glimpse into steelmaking’s future

– Changes to coking coal and coke markets could lead to higher steel prices, an acceleration of the steel industry’s green transition, and wider price differentials for low-grade iron ore.

The raw-materials challenge: How the metals and mining sector will be at the core of enabling the energy transition

– As the world gears up for net zero, demand for raw materials is set to soar. The energy transition presents unique challenges for metals and mining companies, which will need to innovate and rebuild their growth agenda.

Building value-chain resilience with AI

– Value chains are facing increased uncertainty. A threefold approach underpinned by artificial intelligence can help companies adapt to rapidly changing markets and operational challenges.

Curbing methane emissions: How five industries can counter a major climate threat

– Methane accounts for about one-third of global warming. New McKinsey research shows how five industries can cut emissions with proven technologies and at a reasonable cost.

Why women are leaving the mining industry and what mining companies can do about it

– Women are underrepresented at all levels within mining companies. Yet opportunities remain for the industry to boost female recruitment, retention, and advancement.

Prediction at scale: How industry can get more value out of maintenance

– Machines can now tell you when they aren’t feeling well. The challenge for today’s industrial players lies in applying advanced predictive-maintenance technologies across the full scope of their operations.
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