Segment Expertise

Mining, Minerals, and Metals

The Mining, Minerals, and Metals (MMM) sector is responsible for locating, excavating, and processing geological resources that are needed in the global economy. This sector accounts for 22-25% of global greenhouse gas emissions1, and with rising demand for commodities, it remains among the most difficult to decarbonize.
1McKinsey, EPA

The Opportunity

The success of the green energy transition, not to mention the entire global economy, hinges on the MMM sector. Pressure is building to decarbonize this energy-intensive sector and achieve meaningful climate goals, all while maintaining a competitive market price.

The Challenge

Conventional approaches to meeting the MMM sector’s energy needs carry a significant carbon footprint, require large capital investments, and are constrained by the local utilities’ fuel availability and generation mix. To meet the rising demand for commodities while avoiding additional greenhouse gas emissions and capital spending, this sector must think outside the grid for a solution.

Consider the following:

Clean energy technologies such as EV batteries, solar modules, and wind turbines rely on mining commodities such lithium, copper, and nickel that are exploding in demand as electrification trends accelerate around the world.

9
x
more minerals
contained from wind-energy plants than gas-fired 1
6
x
more minerals
required for electric cars 2
Net-Zero
The world’s top miners committed to net-zero scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner 2
  1. IEA
  2. International Council on Mining and Metals

The Solution

With a turnkey Energy as a Service (EaaS) approach that reduces fossil fuel and process-related CO2 emissions via waste heat to power and microgrids, AlphaStruxure provides a comprehensive solution to mitigate risk and eliminate capital outlay.

It’s our job to uniquely help you achieve your most ambitious long-term outcomes and advance your energy transformation in a way that’s simple, accelerated, comprehensive, and cost-stable.

We design bespoke on-site energy solutions for MMM companies to decarbonize operations while operating efficiently and sustainably.

Who we help

Cement producers

looking to maximize efficiency, renewable energy, and resiliency through the implementation of on-site energy solutions such as waste heat to power and microgrids to reduce fossil fuel and process-related CO2 emissions.

Mining companies

seeking to achieve net-zero carbon by eliminating Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions – from haul truck through the industrial process – while focusing constrained capital resources on expansion of core business operations.

Metal manufacturers

like steel and aluminum producers, seeking to incorporate Green Hydrogen and maximize renewables used in electric furnace processes to help stabilize costs and reduce emissions.

Glass producers

investigating innovative ways to capture and utilize waste heat and implement on-site solar photovoltaic to improve energy costs and offer a more sustainable product for their customers and investors.

How We Help

Partnering with EaaS experts means benefiting from…

Realized outcomes

Resilience, reliability, greenhouse gas reduction, and cost-stability

Risk-mitigation

Transferred risk of designing, financing, owning, installing, and maintaining the energy infrastructure

Reduced complexity

No up-front capital or energy infrastructure expertise needed

Long-term partnership

Energy infrastructure expertly designed, built, owned, operated, and maintained for you

Price stability

Fixed pricing and protection from energy cost volatility

Here’s what only AlphaStruxure can offer you

An easier, more comprehensive transition

We design, build, own, and operate your comprehensive on-site energy infrastructure at no upfront cost to your business, making your transition as simple and attainable as possible.

Bespoke solutions to meet your ever-changing needs

We deliver tailored, techno-economic, net-zero carbon solutions that achieve your energy, carbon, and sustainability vision.

Expert partners accountable for your long-term success

Your focus isn’t on developing microgrids, but ours is. We’ve built, financed, and operated more than 350 microgrids for manufacturing facilities transitioning to net-zero energy consumption and carbon emissions. It is built into our business model that we see them succeed.

Case Studies

See the AlphaStruxure difference

CASE STUDY: Montgomery County Drives the Future of Sustainable, Resilient Mass Transit

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About the Author

Segment Expertise

No two energy transformation journeys are the same. Achieving unique business goals means creating and implementing a tailored action plan specific to your industry and individual targets.

Helping energy-intensive facilities and supply chains to decarbonize rapidly and expand capacity, without waiting for the grid to catch up

Accelerating decarbonization and the electrified transportation transition for medium to heavy-duty fleets and other transit services

Achieving meaningful climate goals across mining, cement, metals, and glass, among others

Stabilizing long-term energy costs while achieving resilient, zero-carbon energy across pharma, biotech, medical devices, and hospitals

Generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions in the face of a growing global food demand in the snacks, dairy, meat, and beverage industries, and beyond

Creating positive and sustainable visitor experiences by reducing greenhouse gas emissions across energy-intensive entertainment facilities

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