CanmetMINING and COREM Sign a Cooperation Agreement

OTTAWA, Nov. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Dr. Magdi Habib, Director General of CanmetMINING and Mr. Francis Fournier, President and CEO of COREM are proud to announce the signature of a cooperation agreement.

"Innovation is a must to solve the mining sector's challenges. By working together with innovators across Canada, we can reduce the risk of adoption for new innovations to support the sustainability and competitiveness of Canada's mining sector. CanmetMINING looks forward to collaborating closely with COREM to leverage expertise and capabilities on so many projects of importance to the sector", said Dr. Habib.

"We are very pleased to join our effort with the expertise of CanmetMINING for the benefits of COREM's members and the Canadian mining industry. This partnership will definitely be of great value for our research and innovation programs in mineral processing. It will accelerate the development and deployment of technological innovations, thereby contributing to the increased competitiveness of the mining industry", said Mr. Fournier.

CanmetMINING is a S&T branch of the Lands and Minerals Sector of Natural Resources Canada that works in partnership with stakeholders to develop and deploy green mining technologies. CanmetMINING conducts research and development across the mine lifecycle from extraction to closure and rehabilitation and is building its capacity to support the digital transformation of the industry. CanmetMINING has unique multidisciplinary expertise and facilities with research laboratories in Ottawa, Sudbury, and Val-d'Or, and a satellite office in Smithers (B.C.). For more information, please visit

COREM is a center of expertise and innovation specializing in ore processing with the largest concentration of resources devoted to research and development in this field in Canada. Located in the St-Malo industrial park in Québec, it has extensive equipment and infrastructure including a pilot plant of 5,300 m2 and mineralurgy and mineralogy laboratories. For more information, please visit



For further information: Magdi Habib, General Manager, CanmetMINING, (613) 944-5135; Francis Fournier, President and CEO, COREM, (418) 527-8211


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