Welcome - EMC - European Metallurgical Conference
Important Dates
Extended deadline for submission of abstracts
Acceptance of papers will be made public
Submit manuscript for peer review
15th, 2021
Deadline for final manuscript
30th, 2021
Deadline for presenters to register for the conference

Welcome to the European Metallurgical Conference EMC 2021 in Salzburg, Austria

Preparations for European Metallurgical Conference, EMC 2021, are ongoing in spite of the Corona Virus situation.

We will endeavor to give you the opportunity to meet again next year in Salzburg, Austria, for a personal exchange of experiences and networking. To support this we ask interested authors to send their lecture offer to GDMB.

Please also give us an assessment from your company’s or institution’s perspective whether travel will be possible again by the middle of next year.

GDMB will also work on a communication solution to maintain the expert network for metallurgists, EMC 2021, in the case of ongoing travel restrictions, suggestions from your side are always welcome.

We hope that you stay healthy.

Welcome to EMC 2021 in Europe

Portrait Herr Stelter

In a two years period the European Metallurgical Conference EMC is celebrated as an international conference and meeting for metallurgists and engineers from the non-ferrous industry and research institutes in Europe. In former conferences delegates from about 50 countries and five continents joined the meeting, presenting papers, posters and discussing actual and always relevant topics dur-ing the conference.

The main focus of EMC 2021, celebrated in Salzburg, Austria, is “From Mine to Metal: Processing complex ores and residues at lowest CO2 footprint”.

EMC 2021, the most important networking conference on non-ferrous metals in Europe will point out the whole chain of non-ferrous metallurgy, including process technology, analytical aspects and even socio-economic questions of today and tomorrow. Climate change and CO2 production is one of the major aspects to be considered in the next future. Our industry has to achieve the targets of reducing cost with lower energy consumption, better product quality and lower CO2 emission using more complex and poorer feed material. It seems to be difficult to find ways meeting all these ob-jectives, but on the other side it is the driver for new processes and new technology.

The conference is organized and held on the invitation of GDMB Society of Metallurgists and Min-ers and is particularly directed to companies, institutes, metal producers, plant manufactures, equip-ment suppliers and service providers active in the field of non-ferrous metallurgy globally.

GDMB invites you 2021 to the 11th EMC in Salzburg, the capital city of the State of Salzburg, Aus-tria. In history the main source of wealth was salt extraction and trading. In the older days salt was the white gold, and prices sometimes have been comparable. Salzburg's old town is thus renowned for its Baroque architecture and 27 churches. The city has three universities and a large number of students, innovation meets history here in Salzburg. Every year thousands of tourists visit Salzburg to tour the historic centre and the scenic Alpine surroundings.

I cordially wish all the very best for EMC 2021 and hope that many lecturers and participants will find the way to Salzburg and the EMC. May they have the chance to upgrade their knowledge, dis-cuss actual topics in a gorgeous surrounding and to exchange their experiences.

Professor Dr.-Ing. Michael Stelter
President of GDMB

Welcome to EMC 2021 in Salzburg

Dr.-Ing. Peter Weber

From June 27 to 30, 2021 the European Metallurgical Conference (EMC) takes place for the 11th time in an adequate setting at Salzburg Congress.

During the last twenty years the EMC conference, organized by GDMB, has evolved to an international highly recognized event for the non-ferrous metals industry.This year the main topic of the conference is:

From Mine to Metal: The search for an integral solution to process complex ores and residues (with high impurities) and produce high value multi metal at lowest CO2 footprint.

With this topic, the EMC Conference addresses the requirements which are pertinent to our business, the continuous improvement of the economic efficiency and at the same time the reduction of the environmental impact. However, to meet these requirements in an already competitive environment a holistic approach is required. It is not any longer good enough to optimize an individual operation or process step but it is necessary to look at the whole value chain. The target must be to understand all potential synergies from mining to metal production and thereby thrive for a high overall metal recovery. It is the search for an integral and sustainable solution to process complex ores and produce a high value multi metal product.

At EMC 2021, the sustainability of the non-ferrous metals industry will be duly examined in respect to its technological, ecological and economic aspects in various topical sessions with special focus on the four main areas: (I) Resources / Metals, (II) Materials Processing, (III) Sustainable Production, and (IV) Themes of Current Issues / Best Practices.

I wish EMC 2021 all the best with plenty of participants and interesting discussions.

Dr.-Ing. Peter Weber, President Küttner GmbH & Co. KG

EMC 2021, Scientific Committee Chair