Friday, 11 August 2017

Minerals and metals to play a significant role in a low-carbon future

The rise of green energy technologies required for a low-carbon future is expected to lead to significant growth in demand for a wide range of minerals and metals, such as aluminium, copper, lead, lithium, manganese, nickel, silver, steel, and zinc and rare earth minerals, according to a new World Bank report, The Growing Role of Minerals and Metals for a Low-Carbon Future.
The mighty Outotec will play a big part in this green future. Last year the international company was ranked for the second time as the world's third most sustainable company (MEI Online) and in 2015 strengthened its portfolio of gold processing technologies by acquiring Biomin's BIOX® bioleaching technology (MEI Online).
So we are delighted to welcome Outotec as a major sponsor of MEI's conferences in Namibia next year. Sustainable Minerals '18 and Biohydromet '18 will run back to back in Windhoek in June, and the role of biohydrometallurgy in the sustainable development of mineral resources will be emphasised by Prof. Sue Harrison in her keynote lecture at Biohydromet '18.


  1. Steel is not a mineral, and is not a metal.
    Natalia Petrovskaya

    1. Profuse apologies Natalia! Mild steel is an alloy, of 99.8% metal (Fe)and 0.2% non-metal(C)


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