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.
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.