SRC Participates in Crush It! Challenge

February 28, 2019

Jane Danoczi, a Senior Process Engineer for SRC's Mining and Minerals Division, is on one of 12 teams selected for the semi-finals of the Crush It! Challenge. The competition, organized by Natural Resources Canada and Goldcorp, challenges teams to come up with solutions for improving efficiency and reducing the environmental impact of rock crushing and grinding.
 
Danoczi’s team, led by Erin Bobicki, an Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto, will present their project entitled “Combined Microwave-Assisted Comminution and Sorting for Energy Reduction in Mineral Processing” at the #DisruptMining event at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention on March 3rd in Toronto. Danoczi brings her expertise in microwaves for mineral processing applications, in collaboration with Nathan Peter and Dave Williams (SRC Development Engineering and Manufacturing) who will assist with the development and deployment of microwave sensors for the sorting component of the project.
 
As semi-finalists, the team were awarded $10,000 to recognize the value of their innovation and prepare for the next step. A pitch session will take place on March 3rd before the Challenge Jury with a chance at winning a contribution agreement of up to $800,000 to build a prototype of their idea. 
 
To find out more about the competition, visit the Crush It! Challenge website.
 

three src employees participate in crush it challenge