Online Workshop: Mining Waste Streams as the Potential Sources of Secondary Raw Materials

The need for critical raw materials is increasing rapidly in the EU and globally. At the same time, the amount of mine waste is increasing together with concerns related to the environmental effects of mining. Mining industry can achieve more eco-efficient and selective raw material production by enhancing the utilization of side streams and mine waste. The EIT RM Morecovery project aims to develop a commercial service for metal and mineral recovery from mining side streams.

Please register and join us at the final, educational workshop of the Morecovery project! The event is online and free of charge.

Date: Friday 3 December, 2021 at 10:30‒14:00 CET (UTC+2)

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Workshop Programme

Time Programme
10.30‒10.40 Opening the Workshop / Małgorzata Szlachta, Geological Survey of Finland
10.40‒11.00 Overview of the Morecovery Project: Modular Recovery Process Services for Hydrometallurgy and Water Treatment / Teemu Karlsson, Geological Survey of Finland
11.00‒11.20 Integrated Production from Spodumene Ore to Lithium Hydroxide / Pekka Tanskanen, Keliber
11.20‒11.40 The Possible Nb&Ta By-product and Removal of Sulphides from Spodumene Ore / Tero Korhonen, Geological Survey of Finland
11.40‒12.00 Approaching REEs – Potential Cases Under Development / Jani Kiuru, Finnish Minerals Group
12.00‒12.20 Break
12.20‒12.40 Testing Recovery of a Metal from a Sample Material in Laboratory Scale at UEF / Juha-Matti Aalto, University of Eastern Finland
12.40‒13.00 “Where do REE spend the summer? Are sulfates a good extractive technique?” / Carlos Ayora, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid
13.00‒13.20 Enhanced REE Extraction from Phosphogypsum Using Acidic Waste Materials / Carlos Ruiz Cánovas, Universidad de Huelva
13.20‒13.40 Towards Sustainable Au Extraction with Cyanide-free Leaching and Innovative Electrochemistry / Ivan Korolev, Geological Survey of Finland
13.40‒14.00 Discussion and Closing the Workshop / Małgorzata Szlachta, Geological Survey of Finland