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First Symposium of the MIT Metals & Minerals for the Environment program

The first Metals & Minerals for the Environment Symposium will take place on May 11-12, 2017 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, USA. It will showcase the latest cutting edge research and technology in development at MIT, along with a chance for in-depth discussions between industry leaders and the scientific community. This event is by invitation only to selected CEOs, Chief Technical Officers, Chief Innovation Officers, Sustainability Officers, and others involved in sustainability issues and technology development.

Participants will include faculty, researchers and industry professionals with extensive expertise, addressing topics such as:

  • Technology and Innovation for a Sustainable Metals and Minerals Sector: Ferrous and Non Ferrous - Dr. Jean-Pierre Birat (IF Steelman, previously ArcelorMittal) and Dr. Philip Mackey (P.J. Mackey Technology Inc., previously Xstrata)
  • Mining, Metals & Energy – Prof. Antoine Allanore
  • Waste Reduction Through Separation and Remediation -  Prof. Alan Hatton
  • Materials for Large Scale Energy Storage – Prof. Donald Sadoway
  • Corporate Social Responsibility & Supply Chains - to be announced
  • Research & Innovation at MIT

Talks will be followed by facilitated small group discussions aimed at increasing the understanding of issues facing the sector and how MIT can help to provide solutions, such as:

  • Energy supply and consumption
  • Higher efficiency and productivity processes
  • Circular economy and the metals and minerals sector
  • Mining and the local community
  • Remote monitoring and sensing
  • Novel materials
  • Robotics and IT in the mine of the future

There will also be networking sessions, laboratory tours and introductions to selected MIT startups with innovations pertinent to this sector.

Seats are limited – register your interest here. Learn more about the MIT Metals & Minerals for the Environment program at metalsandminerals.mit.edu.


*The agenda may be subject to last minute changes

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