Comminution, the most energy consuming process in mining, is more important than ever. It represents a huge opportunity for companies in the mining sector to reduce costs and increase earnings as falling ore grades and rising energy costs push the mining sector to adopt more energy efficient comminution strategies. So, what are these strategies? Smart blasting, pre-concentration, and new grinding technologies are among the solutions that leaders in the mining sector are taking advantage of to increase efficiencies. Undoubtedly, comminution efficiency will continue to increase in importance as easily accessible, high-grade ore bodies are exhausted and mining companies seek to remain competitive.