ERES 2017

The 2nd conference on European Rare Earth Resources

28-31 May 2017 – PETROS M. NOMIKOS CONFERENCE CENTRE – Santorini, Greece

Details

Rare Earth Elements (REE) is the collective name for 17 chemically similar metallic elements (the lanthanides, scandium and yttrium) that occur in a wide range of REE bearing minerals and are mined collectively. They are usually divided into the light REE (LREE) and the heavy REE (HREE); the latter are found in relatively lower concentrations in the Earth’s crust. Due to their chemical similarities, REE extraction is a technically complicated process, requiring intense processing.

Rare Earth resources have become vital elements in the modern industry. With constantly increasing applications ranging from micro-electronics to wind generators and with very few rare earth mines in operation around the world, the rare earth elements supply and demand is in the global spotlight.

TOPICS /CHALLENGES

Finding and Mining for REE in Europe and beyond

Green REE processing?
REE urban mining/recycling:  Can it happen?
REE in industrial by-products: From ppms to kgs
REE Market and applications: Bubble or bottleneck?

ROUND-TABLE SESSION
Roadmap to a European REE industry

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Key Note Speakers

 

Prof. Frances Wall

Prof. Frances Wall

Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter

Ryan Castilloux

Ryan Castilloux

HBSc Geo, MBA, Adamas Intelligence

 

Damien Krebs

Damien Krebs

Metallurgy Manager at Greenland Minerals and Energy Ltd.

Daniel CASSARD

Daniel CASSARD

From the GeoResources Directorate, at BRGM, the French Geological Survey

Dimitrios Biliouris

Dimitrios Biliouris

EASME, European Commission

Prof. Jean-Claude Bunzli

Prof. Jean-Claude Bunzli

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

Prof. Dr. Bernd Friedrich

Prof. Dr. Bernd Friedrich

Director, IME Metallurgical Processing and Recycling, RWTH Aachen University

Mattia Pellegrini

Mattia Pellegrini

DG GROW, European Commission

 

Kathryn Goodenough

Kathryn Goodenough

Principal Geologist at British Geological Survey (BGS)

Suzanne Shaw

Suzanne Shaw

Senior Analyst. Roskill Information Services Ltd.

Steven M. Fortier

Steven M. Fortier

Director National Minerals Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey

Yongxiang Yang

Yongxiang Yang

Group Metals Production, Refining and Recycling - Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Serena Sgarioto

Serena Sgarioto

R&D Manager - Relight

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