More than ever, the fast evolving mineral recycling sector has an essential and increasing role to play as consuming markets, and goverments, undergo a major rethink on the future of strategic and sustainable mineral sourcing.

Mineral Recycling Forum 2024 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.

Programme*

MONDAY 22 APRIL

17:00 Registration
18:00 Welcome Reception sponsored by REF Minerals logo

TUESDAY 23 APRIL

08:00 Registration

INTRODUCTION & OVERVIEWS
09:00 Welcome & Introduction
Ismene Clarke, Director, & Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED
09:30 The role, importance & outlook for industrial mineral recycling in the future of Europe’s mining industry
Dr Florian Anderhuber, Director of Energy and Climate, Euromines, Belgium
10:00 Financing waste to industrial mineral value assets
Nicholaus Rohleder, Co-Founder, Climate Commodities, USA

10:30 COFFEE

LIME | ALUMINA | SORTING 
11:30 Lhoist circular solutions for lime-based waste
Mathilde Breuil, Lithium Market Development Manager, Lhoist, Belgium
12:00 Production of alternative alumina from recycling Al slag
Héctor Trigueros, Project Engineer, Befesa Aluminio, SL
12:30 Smart sorting for a sustainable future: REDWAVE ROX’s sorting technology in C&D waste management
Manfred Berghofer, Head of Global Sales – Mineral Sorting, Redwave, Austria

13:00 LUNCH

RECYCLING REFRACTORIES 1: CLOSING THE LOOP | NORTH AMERICA
14:30 “Ahead of Time”: Closing the material loop from demolition to circular products
Werner Odreitz, CEO, REF Minerals, Germany
15:00 Recycling refractories in the Americas
Nelson White, CEO, Glenn Hunter & Associates, USA

15:30 COFFEE

16:00 Overcoming challenges of recycling in North America: the transformation of a maturing recycling market
Celio Cavalcante, Head of M&S, R&D and Sustainability NAM, RHI Magnesita, USA
16:30 Reclaiming the future: Unlocking the technical, economic, & operational potential to integrate recycled mineral streams into North American refractory production
Rebecca Mohr, Strategic Marketing Manager-Recycled Materials, HarbisonWalker International, USA

17:00 CLOSE OF DAY 1

*subject to change

Programme Outline

Monday 22 April 2024
18:00 Welcome Reception & Networking
sponsored by REF Minerals logo
Tuesday 23 April 2024
09:00-16:30 Presentations & Discussion
Evening Reception aboard “Karaka”
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Wednesday 24 March 2024
09:00-13:00 Presentations & Discussion

WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL

RECYCLING REFRACTORIES 2: EUROPE | JAPAN | CERAMICS
09:00 Beyond green boundaries: MIRECO & RHI Magnesita – Pioneers of refractory recycling
Alexander Leitner, Recycling Technology & Innovation Specialist, RHI Magnesita, Austria & Lucas Zimmermann, Head of Project Management, MIRECO, Germany
09:30 Recent activities of spent refractory recycling in SHINAGAWA Refractories
Masakazu Iida, General Manager of Research Centre, SHINAGAWA Refractories Co. Ltd, Japan
10:00 Ceramic Honeycombs: Sustainable production and application
Dr. Sonja Larissegger, Sales Manager Non-Catalytic Honeycombs & Dr Roland Nilica, Head of Research & Development, Ceram Austria GmbH, Austria

10:30 COFFEE

RECYCLING REFRACTORIES 3: INDIA
11:30 Challenges and opportunities in recycling spent refractories
Dr. Arup Kumar Samanta, VP (Monolithics Technology), TRL Krosaki Ltd, India
12:00 Green refractory developments in India
Ishan Agarwal, Head Operations & Business Development, Jai Balajee Trading Co., India

12:30 LUNCH & CLOSE OF CONFERENCE

*subject to change

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TUESDAY 18:00 EVENING RECEPTION | ABOARD “KARAKA”, DUBROVNIK OLD TOWN HARBOUR

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All aboard! the Karaka, replica of the town’s famous 16th Century trade sailing ship, aboard which we shall have Tuesday evening’s reception, kindly sponsored by Glenn Hunter & Associates

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