What can the contribution of suppliers be in achieving net zero goal? Downsizing dump trucks is a game-changer for tire manufacturers, as it allows for smaller tires and different technologies.
But also using electric drive, where a diesel engine is used to turn an alternator that powers electric wheel motors, reducing fuel use and carbon footprint.
End-user initiatives can also play a crucial role, such as the joint initiative between EQIOM and Air Liquid to build the first carbon-neutral cement plant in Europe. Overall, these initiatives were deemed crucial to achieving net zero in mining.
Watch the interview with Bruno Santos, Tire Field Test Engineer at BKT Tires, to learn more about these initiatives.
At RMI, Thomas Koch Blank leads initiatives to promote the adoption of green hydrogen in heavy industry. With his experience in the fields of sustainability, energy and resource efficiency, renewable energy and access to energy, mining and minerals, hydrogen, and solar system design, Thomas is a leader of a portfolio of initiatives focused on accelerating clean energy technology and decarbonizing heavy industry.
Prior to his work at RMI, Thomas helped build consultancy McKinsey & Company’s Sustainability and Resource Productivity practice, advising the world’s largest companies on the decarbonization of production and supply chains. He also served as a senior advisor to national governments drafting and implementing sustainability strategies.
Alexander Allen began his career as a geologist, gaining extensive experience working for a range of exploration companies across various commodities and countries. Following his geological career, Alexander transitioned to investment banking in natural resources, spending 8 years in London where he focused on capital markets and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
In September 2022, Alexander joined Nth Cycle, a company focused on developing innovative recycling technologies for the battery and electronic waste industries.
Bruno Santos is a tire field test engineer with over 10 years of experience validating new technologies, products, and services. He has extensive knowledge of the tire industry, and his technical expertise and ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams has been instrumental in the successful development of new products and services.
Bruno is passionate about finding innovative solutions to improve tire performance and safety. His commitment to continuous improvement makes him a highly valuable professional in the tire industry.