Key technologies are shaping the process of commodities mining.

A new vision for the future of mining is coming into focus. To achieve this vision there are several key technologies that need to be implemented. Two of these technologies are automation and high bandwidth communications. Both are being rapidly developed and deployed for the mining industry, yet it remains to be seen if these technologies will have positive or negative impacts on society.

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” ― Aldous Huxley

The direction the mining industry is taking falls in line with what the World Economic Forum is calling The Fourth…


The controversial omnibus law will change how foreign investment is managed within the country.

As Indonesia seeks to solidify its global business position with a new omnibus law, critics are strongly objecting the legal changes. There are valid reasons behind Indonesia’s drive to streamline legislation, but the new law is creating controversy over its impact on workers, the environment and political corruption. To stay competitive, Indonesia needs to update its bureaucracy, but business development must be balanced with the protection of people and the environment. In this article, we delve into the controversy surrounding Indonesia’s new omnibus law.

We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.” — Jules Verne

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Electric vehicles will drive the growth of Indonesia’s commodity sector.

Indonesia has extensive plans to leverage its commodity deposits to develop a thriving electric vehicle industry within the country. The nation has a basket of valuable minerals which are being viewed with enthusiasm in light of the growing international demand for electric vehicles. Not only will this demand facilitate new industries within Indonesia, but it will also strengthen Indonesia’s existing commodities supply chains. As international markets for electric vehicles expand there are significant new opportunities to capitalise on within Indonesia’s mining sector.

“The lithium is two percent of the cell mass [in our batteries]. So it’s like salt in the…


Outdated commodities trading systems will soon be upgraded through blockchain technology.

As with so many other industries blockchain technology will soon have a significant impact on how commodities are globally traded. The technology is already impacting the process of commodities mining and as we have covered in a previous article, the implementation of blockchains will impact every stage of the supply chain. Some of the most interesting and lucrative opportunities will present themselves in the trading of commodities on emerging blockchain markets. Although his actions may not always have matched his eloquence, Barak Obama was correct when he said:

This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that…


As commodities begin to be represented on the blockchain they will add significant value to the industry.

The global adoption of blockchain technology is rapidly impacting a number of important industries including the market for commodities. As blockchain systems are implemented across the mining and commodities sector they promise to deliver efficiencies and liquidity that has been previously unattainable. Not only will blockchain technology add value to the industry but through a symbiotic relationship, commodities will bring value to the market for blockchain technology.

The circulation of commodities is the original precondition of the circulation of money” — Karl Marx

In previous articles, we have discussed how blockchain technology will improve efficiencies in mine logistics across the…


New and innovative technologies are combining to improve mine efficiency.

Data integrity is the key to developing new technologies that enhance the ways we mine and manage commodities. The reliability of data is what allows critical processes to operate accurately across vast distances and complex implementations. Concepts such as the digital twin combined with IoT infrastructure, blockchain technology and AI are set to revolutionise how the mining industry operates. As these processes are refined in mining they will spread to other vital industries.

“Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine” — Peter Sondergaard

The digital twin will play a significant role in how…


Streamlining operational logistics for improved speed and profitability.

The implementation of blockchain technology promises to improve productivity and profit margins in the commodities mining industry. As we identified in our last article, the implementation of blockchain-based systems will soon impact every level of the commodity supply chain. One of the key ways to improve productivity and minimise loss is by improving the accuracy and reliability of logistics systems. At The Enegra Group, we are directly involved with assisting mine logistics in Indonesia and developments in this sector are of particular interest to us.

Global logistics operations are estimated to be worth a staggering USD $8.1 trillion annually and…


From mine operations to commodity financing, the blockchain will improve how mining is managed.

The entire process of commodity management could soon be impacted by blockchain technology. As the industry begins to implement blockchains, opportunities are appearing which will change the commodities business from the mine operations to capital markets. New approaches to managing transactions will become feasible and open the industry to greater community participation.

Here at The Enegra Group, we engage with traditional mining operations but are also deeply invested in the blockchain ecosystem. We have tokenised 100% of our equity and believe in the benefits of blockchain implementation throughout the mining supply chain. …


A corporate profile.

The Enegra Group was founded in 2011 to deliver operational expertise to Southeast Asia’s commodity trading sector. The company’s operations have focused on trade financing assistance, commodities trading, coal sourcing and the management of coal off-take agreements.

Enegra has negotiated long-term coal supply agreements within Indonesia for up to 60 million tonnes per year. Many of these agreements have terms of 20 years or until the end of the mine’s lifespan. Coal is the largest contributor to Indonesia’s energy grid and delivers around 60% of the nation’s power production. …


Intelligent positioning should cement Indonesia’s role in global industry.

Indonesia contains an abundance of natural and human resources that have drawn traders to the archipelago for hundreds of years. Technological developments are creating new opportunities for the country allowing it to capitalise on its abundant mineral resources. Indonesia is gearing up to position itself not only as a supplier of raw materials but also as a key producer of smart technologies. The intention is to develop industries which will draw revenue into the country.

Parts of Indonesia used to be known as the Spice Islands and would attract traders from around the world to their supply of precious spices…

Matthew Averay

Managing Director of Enegra Group Ltd, a commodity trading company based in South East Asia

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