Date 2023-09-20
Cultivating a Green Mining Background, Rongjie Group Thrives Towards "Green"

The growth of plants and trees signifies the wealth of a nation. Since the beginning of this century, China has contributed around 25% of the global increase in green coverage. In the new era, China has achieved remarkable progress in promoting environmental sustainability. It not only leads globally with its abundant and rapidly expanding forest resources but also ranks among the countries making significant strides in reducing energy intensity. These endeavors have effectively advanced global decarbonization efforts, thereby contributing to sustainable development worldwide.

Behind every green miracle lies the dedication and perseverance of countless builders. Rongjie Group has always kept pace with national strategies, adhering to the concept of green development and embracing long-termism to establish a robust industrial ecosystem. The group is committed to creating a green and ecological mining environment, where the harmonious coexistence of lush landscapes and prosperous economic activities becomes a reality.

Decoding Ecological Restoration

Revealing a Green Miracle on the Plateau

In the stunning landscapes of Ganzi, Sichuan Province, there is a wealth of lithium mineral resources nestled among three mountains and crossed by the Zeduo River. Unlike typical mining areas with exposed mountainsides and swirling dust, Rongjie's mining area boasts a picturesque scenery reminiscent of an oil painting. Here, blue skies, white clouds, and snow-capped plateaus peacefully coexist with lush greenery.

Since acquiring the mining rights for vein No. 134 in the Methika Lithium Spodumene Mine in 2005, Rongjie Group has been dedicated to establishing an environmentally friendly and sustainable mine. By implementing internationally recognized principles of ecological restoration known as "mining while restoring", the group has successfully fulfilled its social obligations towards ecological restoration and environmental preservation.

The Gyabjeka Mine is situated in a delicate and vulnerable plateau environment, with limited suitable plant species and low survival rates for ecological vegetation. Despite the immense challenges of ecological restoration, Rongjie Group has established an Ecological Restoration Engineering Center, actively collaborated with various professional institutions and departments for solutions, and partnered with the Chengdu Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences to establish an expert workstation. A professional team was assembled to carry out regular and specialized ecological restoration projects within the mining area. Currently, the mine has achieved a soil utilization rate of 100% and a vegetation coverage rate of over 98% in the ecological restoration area, creating a green miracle on the snowy plateau.


Creating a suitable environment for root growth on steep and rocky slopes is a major ecological restoration challenge in mining areas. Gyabjeka Mining Site, owned by Rongjie Group, is situated at an elevation of 4,400 meters on the plateau of western Sichuan. The rock slopes are incredibly steep, with angles reaching up to 70° and vertical sections that are around 10 meters high. In total, the slope surface area spans 15,000 square meters. This location is not only characterized by high altitude and steepness but also features smooth rocky surfaces, making it even more challenging for vegetation to establish. Furthermore, the local climatic conditions are unfavorable for plant growth.

In the face of this formidable challenge, Rongjie Group has organized multiple seminars with experts from universities, research institutes, and other fields. Despite the high costs involved, Rongjie ultimately adopted the most advanced hydroseeding technology for restoration. Throughout the restoration process, unpredictable changes in plateau weather, frequent rainfall and snowfall, as well as freezing and thawing cycles exacerbated the already fragile growing conditions. The mining ecological restoration team raced against time to overcome weather impacts and implement various measures to protect vulnerable seeds and seedlings. Ultimately, the once steep and rugged slopes have been entirely adorned with vibrant greenery, transforming into a picturesque spectacle on the plateau..

As of 2022, Rongjie has made significant efforts in the governance and ecological restoration of the Gyabjeka Mining Site.  20,000 kilograms of grass and flower seeds have been sown, 105,000 square meters of turf have been laid and planted, and 15,000 square meters of slopes have been hydroseeded. Additionally, Rongjie has transplanted 3,000 plateau spruce trees, 21,000 plateau willow trees, and 8,900 various flower seedlings. Moreover, more than 100 shrubs have been transplanted in the stripped and mined areas. In total, over 1 thousand acres of land have been reclaimed and revegetated at the mining site. This transformation has turned the mining site into a "garden-style" location adorned with lush green grasses, blooming flowers,and harmonious landscapes.


Adhering to Scientific and Orderly Development

Escorting the Path of Green Development

Rongjie Group has always aimed to construct an eco-friendly and safe green mine. Upon entering the Gyabjeka mining, visitors are welcomed by abundant greenery and pleasant scents. Despite its 18-year operational history, this mining site has successfully defied the conventional image of a dusty, noisy place filled with gravel and machinery.

The successful outcomes of building a green and ecological mine reflect the commitment and motivation of all Rongjie employees to safeguard the local environment. They also demonstrate our strong belief that "preserving nature is as precious as any material wealth".

Developing a green mine begins with implementing green mining practices. At the Gyabjeka Spodumene Deposit, certain sections of the ore body are exposed on the surface, sloping from south to north and with a relative elevation difference of 90 meters. To address the issue of dust generated by mining and beneficiation operations, comprehensive measures have been put in place to ensure dust-free and clean production. Dust is controlled at its source through the use of efficient, low-consumption, and non-toxic ore dressing reagents. Equipment is fully enclosed and protected, equipped with continuous 24-hour dust suppression and collection devices. Dust removal management has been enhanced by covering vehicles within the mine area and cleaning them before leaving the premises. Main roads along transportation routes are completely paved, while continuous water spraying is carried out to achieve seamless, comprehensive, and thorough dust control throughout all areas involved in production and transportation at the mine site.


n the process of developing the Gyabjeka Spodumene Deposit, Rongjie Group prioritizes both ecological protection and maximizing resource utilization through "green processing". The production wastewater is treated as a valuable resource, resulting in "zero discharge" and "zero pollution" of wastewater. This approach ensures the harmonious coexistence of resource development, utilization, and the ecological environment.

Over the years, the company has continuously increased research and development investment in water recycling treatment. By overcoming water recycling treatment technology, the integrated treatment system for tailings slurry has been upgraded, including tailings storage facilities, sedimentation tanks, water recycling collection pools, and overflow culverts. After undergoing processes such as sedimentation and clarification, the production wastewater is 100% recovered and recycled, effectively promoting the construction of energy-saving and environmentally friendly mines.

At the same time, the company has installed an online water quality monitoring system downstream of the tailings storage facility to conduct real-time environmental monitoring. Measures such as installing impermeable membranes in the tailings storage facility and water recycling pool are taken to prevent water leakage and enhance environmental safety.

After eighteen years of dedicated work, Rongjie Group has successfully built a foundation for environmentally friendly mining, and ultimately achieved a green mining production model that is free from dust, wastewater, and low in energy consumption. By creating a garden-style mining area, implementing ecological mining practices, and utilizing intelligent equipment, Rongjie has harmoniously integrated mining with the surrounding ecological environment, resulting in sustainable development.


Green development is not only essential for preserving the natural environment, including mountains, rivers, and vegetation, but also crucial for achieving sustainable development in human society. Rongjie Group upholds the development philosophy of valuing the importance of pristine nature by implementing measures to control pollution at its source and protect ecosystems. Through practical actions, Rongjie aims to establish a modern ecological mining area characterized by clean air, lush landscapes, unpolluted water sources, and thriving flora. By pursuing this path of green development, Rongjie Group seeks to harmonize mining production and construction activities with ecological protection efforts in order to achieve mutual benefits. Ultimately, this approach aims to contribute to the establishment of a world-class scientific and technological industrial group while promoting green and low-carbon development.