This year’s pandemic has amplified the issues of overreliance on certain mineral sources and the vulnerability of mineral supply chains. More than ever, the fast evolving mineral recycling sector has an essential and increasing role to play as consuming markets undergo a major rethink on strategic mineral sourcing.

Mineral Recycling Forum 2021 ONLINE will provide an invaluable opportunity to take the pulse of this evolving sector through expert presentations from leading players, informative discussion, and all-important networking with those active in the business.

Confirmed speakers

Critical raw materials resilience: charting a path towards greater security and sustainability –increased circularity and efficient use of resources.
Maria Nyberg, Policy Officer, EC, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Belgium

Considerations for use of mineral waste streams for ceramic material use in construction
Carl Sorrell, Vice President, IntoCeramics, OPF Enterprises LLC, USA

EcoGraf: Closing the Carbon Loop
Andrew Spinks, Managing Director, EcoGraf Ltd, Australia

Reclamation & repurposing tailings as a source of low-risk MgO supply for the construction market
J. Michael Sullivan President & CEO, BAIE Minerals Inc., Canada

Refractory recycling developments
Wilker Felipe Silva, Refractory Purchasing Manager, ArcelorMittal Brazil, Brazil

Requirements for implementing Circular Economy in the refractory waste management of a steel plant
Aintzane Soto, R&D Process Engineer, Sidenor, Spain

South Korea’s refractory recycling status & key challenges to address
Joo Yongdon, CEO, Korea Material Co. Ltd, South Korea & Sangpil Raul Hwang, Industrial Minerals Trader, Sojitz Corp., Japan

ENSUREAL – Pedersen Process Revisited: Changing the colour of alumina production
Dr David Konlechner, Owner, KON Chemical Solutions e.U, Austria

Topics to include

  • Latest legislation/initiatives

  • Case studies

  • Mine tailings

  • Refractory waste

  • Fly ash

  • Slags

  • Li-ion batteries

  • Processing

  • Sorting

  • Logistics


Programme Outline

Tuesday 9 February 2021
12.00-17.00 GMT Presentations & Discussion

At present, we are using Zoom Pro Webinar, and we are aiming to add breakout rooms and wider networking functions for 2021. We shall keep you posted on this with appropriate advisories.

Full Programme Details Coming Soon