Elixir’s current primary environmental impact is caused by its exploration and appraisal operations in the South Gobi region of Mongolia.
The Company has recently commenced a process of working with its drilling contractors to measure diesel consumed in the course of its drilling operations. This is the main source of scope 1 and 2 emissions from Elixir’s operations.
In the course of 2020, 88,000 litres of diesel were consumed, which produced 236 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Elixir is currently reviewing carbon offset opportunities in the South Gobi area of Mongolia.
Drilling also uses water and the Company has also recently commenced measuring this.