WA’s second Net Zero Emission Mining conference to kick off on September 1


The Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia’s second Net Zero Emission Mining WA conference will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in September.

WA is well-positioned to profit from the global energy transition by supplying low-carbon products to markets all over the world, thanks to major vital minerals resources and expanding investment.

More than 150 delegates attended the inaugural event last year to hear from early adopters on how to install renewable energy and invest in lower-carbon mining and processing operations.

Speakers from industry, mining equipment technology and services businesses, academic groups, and government will continue the conversation on September 1-2, 2022.


Bill Hare, a renowned climate scientist, and Ross Garnaut, a well-known economist, will provide keynote addresses.

WA’s Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston noted that the state Government is supporting decarbonisation in the sector through:

  • an additional $6 million funding for research and development in critical minerals, precision and low impact mining and the uptake of clean energy technologies;
  • developing its Sectoral Emissions Reduction Strategies; and
  • developing its Energy Industry Development team.

“Western Australia’s mining, equipment and technology services sector is world-class,” Mr Johnston stated.

“The global energy transition offers further opportunity for Western Australia to enhance its international offerings, supplying raw materials for clean energy technologies and growing new markets in downstream processing and green steel.

“As industry continues to embrace innovation, this conference shines a spotlight on Western Australia as an ideal partner for mining in a net zero emission future.”

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