Energy Conservation

St Barbara aims to reduce the production of company greenhouse gas emissions by identifying opportunities to increase the energy efficiency of our processes.

During the 2015/2016 financial year, St Barbara constructed and commissioned an absorption chiller using waste heat generated by the adjoining power station to provide cooling for underground mine operations. The new cooling system converts the waste heat to cool air by using absorption refrigeration technology, the first time this has been used in the mining industry. This resulted in a doubling of its cooling capacity while reducing power demand, reducing carbon emissions by over 5,000 tonnes per year. St Barbara was awarded a Certificate of Merit in the 2015 Golden Gecko Awards by the Department of Mines and Petroleum.

Bush land
Rehabilitation activities