Whittle Consulting presents: Dynamic Influences of Optimisation on Emissions

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Philip Bangerter & co-author Jason Pan presented a résumé of the carbon emissions modelling developed within Integrated Strategic Planning at Whittle Consulting, at the AusIMM Life of Mine Conference, 4 August 2023.

The Conference Committee voted the submission as “Best Extended Abstract” of the conference.

Dynamic Influences of Optimisation on Emissions

PJ Bangerter1 B.Min.Tech(Hons), FAusIMM and J Pan2 BSc, BCom
1.Principal Consultant, Orchardman Pty Ltd, Forest Lake Qld 4078. Email: Philip@Bangerter.net.au
2.Consultant, Whittle Consulting Pty Ltd, Surrey Hills Vic 3127. Email: Jason@whittleconsulting.com.au
Keywords: Methodology, Carbon, Scope 3, Optimisation,


Optimising for Net Present Value (NPV) with a strategic optimiser such as COMET, Prober-E, Blaser or Minemax has hitherto lacked a dynamic method for analysing the so-called 3rd-order outcomes (such as Carbon emissions) of optimisation within life-of-mine planning.

Optimisation, per se, has natural effects on carbon emissions in a life-of-mine plan. Contemporary strategic planning employs a mathematical optimiser to make sense of non-linear data (i.e., a block model) and produces a best-NPV optimised mining schedule, within a set of constraints. The very act of optimisation influences emissions, and in a dynamic way.

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