Partnership offers decision-making platform to the mining industry

Article by Amanda Jasi

The newly-announced decision-making platform, BASF Intelligent Mine powered by, delivers artificial intelligence solutions to the mining industry

BASF and industrial artificial intelligence (AI) company have announced the joint offering of an open, real-time, decision-making platform for mining which aims to make operations more efficient, sustainable, and safe.

Through an exclusive partnership, BASF and combine their expertise in mineral processing, ore beneficiation chemistry, and industrial AI technology. The platform, BASF Intelligent Mine powered by, delivers AI solutions embedded with mineral processing and chemical expertise.

The platform supports mining processes – such as grinding, thickening, flotation, and pumping – through an Optimisation as a Service (OaaS) application. The application predicts and simulates future performance and generates process-specific recommendations for insights and optimisation. BASF explains that as multiple OaaS apps link together, customers can generate efficiency gains throughout the entire mine-to-market value chain.

Remote operations access enables 24/7 visibility of the operational and financial performance of mines, with BASF staff available to provide real-time support. Additionally, an in-built simulation tool can be used to test alternative operating conditions, train staff, and run non-intrusive ‘what if’ scenarios.

The AI is based on hybrid cloud architecture, which enables both on-site and cloud deployment, to help mining industry partners accelerate their digitisation programs in their operations.

The platform can typically be configured for individual sites within three months.

Damien Caby, Senior VP of Oilfield Chemicals & Mining Solutions at BASF, said: “Our partnership with combines state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and decades of ore beneficiation experience into a powerful, fast, and easy-to-deploy optimisation platform.”

“Efficiency improvements resulting from the first implementations by our joint dedicated team are helping customers accelerate the digital transformation of their mining operations.”

Sam Bose, CEO of, said: “In a tough economic climate, the need to focus on mining productivity – within sustainable and remote operational constraints – is driving pressure on operating and capex budgets and requires innovative solutions with accelerated value delivery.”

“The partnership between BASF and ensures mining organisations have a partner that understands both their operational risk as well as new technologies.”

Article by Amanda Jasi

Staff reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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