Diesel is a significant energy source for the mining industry. It is used for material transport processes such as the hauling of ore and overburden. Trucks and trains constitute one of the key diesel‑using activities.The understanding of the energy efficiency of a haul truck or locomotive should not be limited to the analysis of vehicle‑specific parameters.
Mining companies can often find greater benefits by expanding the analysis to include many other factors that affect the amount of energy used across an entire fleet, including road gradient and elevation. The rigorous approach required by the Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) Program enables a corporation to determine the energy savings from projects and the cost of implementing these projects. Read more on Analyses of Diesel Use