27th Annual Mining Diesel Emissions Council Conference

November 30, 2021 - December 01, 2021
9:30am - 12:30pm
Join the Mining Diesel Emissions Council (MDEC) for a free two-day virtual conference on Tuesday, November 30, from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm ET and Wednesday, December 1, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm ET.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

9:30 am - Conference Opening

Welcome: John Stekar, CEP Ltd., MDEC President
Opening Words: Magdi Habib, Director General, CanmetMINING
Scholarship: Cheryl Allen, Vale, Co-Chair MDEC Conference
Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Jozef Stachulak, Mirarco, MDEC Committee
Keynote Address: “Future direction and innovation in mining," Michael MacFarlane, Director, MDM Consulting
Organization David Young, Natural Resources Canada, Co-Chair MDEC Conference

11:00 am - Session 1: Monitoring Diesel Engine Emissions

Secondary emissions generated from emissions control devices and their impact on occupational health and safety plans
Dr. Norbert Heeb, EMPA, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Emissions reductions performance of a Tier 2 air-cooled diesel engine retrofitted with an integrated diesel particulate filter system with selective catalytic reduction”
Caravaggio, G., Maffei, N., Young, D.A., Rubeli, B., Natural Resources Canada
Continuous DPM Monitoring
Wayne Hose, Pinssar Group

1:00 pm - Session 2: Mining Regulations and Standards Development

CSA standards update: M424 mobile equipment
Tania Donovska, CSA Group
Diesel fuels update and development
Jamie Novis, Suncor Energy
2021 Mining Consultation on Proposed Changes to Regulation 854 (Mines and Mining Plants) under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
Glenn Staskus, Ontario Ministry of Labour

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

10:00 am - Workshop: Alternative Energy technologies

Session 1:
a) Replacing conventional diesel-based vehicle with Hydrogen-based FCEVs
Pejman Nekoovaght, CanmetMINING
b) Code/standards/regulations of the use of Hydrogen in mining
  • Canada's Hydrogen Landscape, Mr. Mark Kirby, Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)
  • The State of Codes, Standards, and Regulations for Hydrogen in the Mining Industry, Mr. Gordon Rymal Smith, Change Energy Services
Session 2:
a) Holistic overview of cost impacts in Battery Electric versus Diesel-powered equipment selection
Ian Loomis, Technical Director, Ventilation, Worley/USA
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