Programme - EMC - European Metallurgical Conference
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Important Dates
30.04.2019 Deadline for presenters to register for the conference

Plenary Lectures

Monday, June 24, 2019; 9.00 am

Chairperson: Dr.-Ing. Peter Weber

Miguel Palacios, Atlantic Copper SLU, Spain
Optimum use of natural resources based on an energy management system

9.30 am

Dr. Jens Nyberg, Boliden, Sweden
Challenges for Non-Ferrous industry – Less waste and recovering more metals

10.00 am

Dr. Gerardo Alvear, Aurubis AG, Germany
Research, Development and Technology Innovation as Solid Foundations to Secure Aurubis’s Multi Metal Strategy


Tuesday, June 25, 2019; 9.00 am

Chairperson: Dr. Ulrich Kerney

Dr. Maurits van Camp, Umicore, Belgium
Circular cities, e-mobility and the metals industry – a world in transition

9.30 am

Prof. Mari Lundström, Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering, Finland
Battery Recycling in Europe

10.00 am

Dr. Frank Leschhorn, Munich Mining & Industry Consulting GmbH, Germany
Australia a Secure Supplier of Technology Minerals for Batteries


Wednesday, June 26, 2019; 9.00 am

Chairperson: Dr.-Ing. Hans-Achim Kuhn

Dipl.-Ing. Nils Voerman, Hatch, Canada
Material Recycling and Energy Re-use in Metals Production

9.30 am

Wang Wei, China Nerin Engineering Co., Ltd., China
The development of the SBF technology and it's future opportunities

10.00 am

Prof. Versiane Leao, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil
Situation of the Brazilian (South American) non-ferrous metal industry

European Metallurgical Conference, EMC 2019, the most important Conference in Europe dedicated to Non-Ferrous Metals, will celebrate its 10th anniversary in an adequate setting in Düsseldorf together with the quartet of trade fairs comprising Gifa, Metec, Thermprocess and Newcast.

The topic of this conference is:
Optimum utilization of resources and recycling for a sustainable solution.

This EMC will be dedicated to the continuous efforts of our industry to meet the challenges of a globalizing world by delivering important contributions to the welfare in our future.
The conference refers to the basic economic challenge, the growing scarcity of resources even as continuously growing population and emerging economies demand more and more raw materials. This situation requires new and sustainable solutions to improve the overall resource efficiency in the Non-Ferrous industry. In fact this situation is a springboard for the development of sophisticated production processes, with a limited amount of all wasted materials.

Sustainability of the Non-Ferrous Metals industry will be duly examined in respect to its technologi-cal, ecological and economic aspects in about 30 topical sessions, which are clustered in four main areas; (I) Resources/Metals, (II) Materials Processing, (III) Sustainable Production and (IV) Themes of current issues / Best Practices.

Not only the production of metals, but also the preparation, processing and recycling of raw materials and residues are discussed, the impact on the environment and health protection are in the focus of the presentations too. In addition, economic and legal issues such as data security and competition law in an increasing digital global industry are discussed.