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Mining, Minerals and Energy Industry Consultant - and R&D Engineer/Metallurgist.
Michael has over 30 years’ experience in operating and technical roles treating complex mineral ores. He has a deep understanding of the complexities of ore bodies, geometallurgy and treatment strategies.
Michael is a leader in understanding mineral behaviour from mining block scale to micron size. He develops and implements mine-to-mill strategies and mineral liberation and chemistry solutions to deliver significant improvements in recovery and selectivity.
Michael has been intimately involved with the development of several new process technologies and the cross-over of technologies between the minerals and other industries. He has had important roles in the development, deployment and global commercialisation of new technologies and techniques in grinding, flotation, and leaching.
Michael has a passion for mentoring young professionals in a rigorous approach to ore body characterisation, mine to mill optimisation and process plant evaluation, and using this to target improvement activities.
I have also been working in the Alternative Fuels areas - MRC-DICE, IsaFuel, Arq Fuel and MicroAlgal Biofuels Production and Usage, and CCU (Carbon Capture and Usage).
Michael has a passion for Innovation and R&D,D,D and thinking outside the box.
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