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Cat and BHP to develop zero-emissions mining trucks

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Fri 03 Sep 2021

Cat and BHP to develop zero-emissions mining trucks

BHP has announced a partnership with Caterpillar Inc to develop and deploy zero-emissions mining trucks at BHP sites to reduce operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This milestone is the result of over 12 months of close collaboration between BHP and Caterpillar Inc in analysing energy demands and the options to apply this new technology on BHP sites.

To support progress towards BHP’s long-term goal of achieving net zero operational GHG emissions (Scope 1 and 2 from our operated assets) by 2050, BHP will have early access to zero-emissions equipment developed by Caterpillar and hands-on learning opportunities to ensure successful deployment at BHP sites. The collaboration will help shape the processes, technology and infrastructure that will be required to support zero-emissions machines and the mine sites of the future.

Another critical element of the collaboration will be to extend the parties’ efforts to support a more inclusive mining industry. Over the coming year, BHP intends to provide frontline operator and maintainer input into the Caterpillar design process, to support the development of machines that can be operated and serviced by a broader range of the workforce.

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