The Austmine-spearheaded Charge On Innovation Challenge, first introduced to the industry in May, has selected 21 vendors for its shortlist to progress to the next phase of the challenge designed to develop faster charging solutions for electric trucks.

ChargeOn logoThe 21 were selected from a group of 80 that submitted ideas. They include:

  • 3ME Technology
  • ABB
  • Altreonic-Kurt.energy
  • Ampcontrol / Tritium
  • Australian Turntables
  • BluVein
  • DB Engineering & Consulting with Echion Technologies
  • Farmboro Consulting
  • Hitachi Group
  • Infosys
  • InvertedPower Pty Ltd
  • IT & ES Industries (OZ) Pty Ltd.
  • L&T Technology Services
  • Midwest Energy Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mitsui & Co. with Forsee Power and AVL
  • Saft
  • Shell Consortium
  • Siemens
  • Solar System Resources Corporation Sp. z o. o.
  • Xiangtan Electric Manufacturing Group Heavy-Duty Equipment Co. Ltd

One company declined to be named.

The next phase of the challenge: to create a pitch session that will be followed by a deep dive into the companies’ respective proposed solutions to charge haul trucks powered by battery instead of diesel.

Patrons of the challenge include a diverse list of mining operators and industry companies, including founding members BHP, Rio Tinto, and Vale. Others include Boliden, Thiess, Teck, Roy Hill, Freeport, Gold Fields, Codelco, Antofagasta, Yancoal, Syncrude, Newcrest, Harmony, Citic Pacific Mining, Evolution Mining, Oz Minerals, Barrick, Mineral Resources and South32.

Source: Charge On Innovation Challenge