Wednesday, 22 June 2016
A change of emphasis for the final day of Biohydromet '16, from the bioleaching of ores to the use of biotechnology in environmental issues, particularly the remediation of acidic mine waters, and the recovery of metals from mining wastes. Fourteen papers were presented, from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Korea, Spain, South Africa, Sweden and UK, followed by an excellent summing up of the conference by MEI consultant Sue Harrison, of the University of Cape Town, which will be summarised in a week or so.
Amanda then closed what has been a very enjoyable conference, inviting delegates to Biohydromet '18, which we are planning to hold in Namibia, after which we enjoyed a final traditional Cornish cream tea and said our goodbyes.
Thirty minutes later it was Cornish cheeses and wine again, to welcome delegates to the next event, Sustainable Minerals '16, which begins tomorrow. A long rest ahead this weekend!