Recycling mining waste, a new business?
The main question to be addressed in this Lunch Event & Debate organised by the Horizon2020 NEMO project, that will take place online on 27 April 2021 (12:30-13:30 CET). The event aims to present novel solutions for the treatment of mining waste, which comprises the combined recovery of valuables (metals, minerals) with waste volume reduction and impact reduction. The target public comprises stakeholders from industry, academia, government and civil society. With the event, the NEMO project aims to introduce novel concepts to the stakeholders and receive feedback.In order to help addressing these questions, the Horizon2020 NEMO project invites for the lunch event & debate “Recycling mining waste – a new business?” three experts that will present their views and cover distinct studies. During the debate they will answer questions form the attendees. Cases from both historical mining and present day mines sites will be presented. The session targets a non-technical public.
The three experts speaking on this event are:
- Christian Wimmer: Senior Expert in the unit “Waste Management & Secondary Materials” at the European Commission, Directorate General for Environment. Mr Wimmer will address opportunities and challenges in the recovery of secondary raw materials from extractive waste based on his experience with the implementation of the Extractive Waste Directive and related Horizon2020 projects.
- Dirk Musser: Head of Business Unit at CRONIMET Mining Processing, will present the experience of Cronimet in the field of mining waste recycling. Different examples will be given, including the treatment of slag dumps in the US.
- Anders Sand: Holds a D.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering and is Docent in Mineral Processing. He has about 15 years’ experience in senior academic and corporate positions in the mining industry, with the main field of expertise in process technology. He will present experiences and opportunities at Boliden in terms of reprocessing historic tailings and extracting valuable by-products from waste streams.