Cooee DustBloc was announced winner of the Innovation in Sustainable Technologies Award 2009 at the Queensland EPA Sustainable Industries Awards dinner on Friday 12 June, 2009.
The EPA Sustainable Industries Awards showcase Queensland technologies that have set new benchmarks in environmental performance.
Innovation in Sustainable Technologies Award 2009
Awarded to an organisation or individual for the development of technology (systems, equipment and/or infrastructure) that delivers resource conservation and/or enable sustainability innovation in a business.
Sunshine Coast company Cooee has developed DustBloc, an environmentally friendly bitumen-water blend that mixes with water and can be applied to roads at mine sites to control dust, greatly reducing the amount of water normally needed for dust suppression.
Dustbloc can be stored, transported, and pumped at ambient air temperature without specialised equipment.
Mines apply up to 4 million litres of water each day to haulage roads to control dust and maintain safe visibility.
By using DustBloc, mine-site operators can cut water requirements by around 90 percent.