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Using Technology To Benefit The Environment – with Mike Battersby

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Using Technology To Benefit The Environment - with Mike Battersby

In the episode we have returning guest who appeared back in November 2020 (Ep 102). Mike Battersby, Chairman and MD of Maelgwyn Mineral Services Limited, a privately owned limited company and is establishing itself as a world leader in the development and implementation of innovative cost-effective technologies and processes in the field of mineral, chemical and waste processing.

Mike has a background in mineral processing started the business over 25 years ago developing technology that can achieve significant environmental benefits in terms of reduced energy and waste for operations. The company has grown significantly to what it is today and Mike gives us an update on what has happened over the last few years


  • A new subsidiary in South Africa and a series of engineers and agents located around the world are all seeing to it that the new reactor technology has been largely accepted by the mining industry.
  • Flotation technology is a type of pneumatic technology, and is remarkable different from the tank tech that has been well established. It is far more efficient.
  • During lockdowns and travel restrictions, new measures were needed in order to push this environmentally beneficial technology. But there was only so much that could be done remotely.


‘This can add serious value to the bottom line of gold mining operations’

‘We’re developing a range of products and processes based around these technologies’

‘We’ve had to bite the bullet!’


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Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first-world to third-world countries from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients’ organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.


Podcast Description

Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

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