Element 25

The Challenge

Element 25’s Butcherbird Project is an open-pit manganese mine in the southern Pilabara Region of Western Australia.

Super Smart Energy was engaged to conduct a thorough assessment of carbon emissions at the site, and to develop a plan and timeline to take it to net zero.

Part of Element 25’s vision is to benefit future generations through sustainable growth and profitability, while leaving a smaller footprint on the world.

One of the company’s priorities is developing safe and sustainable business and manufacturing practices in the production of high-purity manganese products.

A cleaner, lower carbon flowsheet, coupled with high penetration of renewable energy, will place Butcherbird at the forefront of sustainable metal production.

The Super Smart Energy Solution

  • Researched and reviewed greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Developed decarbonisation roadmap, including initiatives to achieve a zero carbon emissions business by 2034.
  • Energy efficiency and energy substitution investigated.

the Highlights

Main power system and water bores to be converted to hybrid power.
Solar lighting towers and electric vehicles.
The Super Smart Energy Value-Add

While Element 25 had an impressive understanding of decarbonisation, it had not yet identified a starting point for its journey to net zero.

By conducting a greenhouse gas assessment as a first step, Super Smart Energy provided the company with an important insight into its current carbon position. The decarbonisation plan that was subsequently conducted, provides additional confidence for a mining company that believes social and environmental responsibilities are an integral part of business.