Monday, 3 May 2021

Biomining '21: Provisional programme now available

Biomining '21, MEI's 10th International Symposium on biomining, will be held online in June. Due to the interest shown in the conference, the number of abstracts received has allowed us to extend the event to 4 days, from June 7th-10th, and the call for abstracts remains open. 

Biomining '21 has been organised with the advice of Prof. Sue Harrison, of the University of Cape Town and Dr Chris Bryan of BRGM, France, and is sponsored by AFX Mixing & Pumping Technologies and Newmont. Media sponsors are International Mining and Industry Associates are the Cornwall Mining Alliance, the Critical Minerals Association and Ocean Mining Intel.

The provisional programme is now published, and the schedule contains sessions on:

  • Bioleaching of ores and concentrates
  • Biooxidation
  • Microorganisms
  • Secondary processing
  • Recycling
  • Environmental

with 3 keynote lectures:

How green was my biomining?; a personal critique of the limitations and untapped potential of applying bioprocessing techniques for metal extraction and recovery, by Prof. Barrie Johnson, of Bangor University, UK

Bridging gaps in biomining research and application, by Dr. Chris Bryan, of BRGM, France

Environmental applications of biotechnology in mining, by Dr. Anna Kaksonen, of CSIRO, Australia

Supplementing these presentations will be a panel discussion on the future of biomining.

There is also a virtual exhibition, which will be open throughout the conference and is a great way to showcase your company. 

Registration is now open and registered delegates will be able to view recordings of all presentations and the panel discussion on demand until December 31st.

We look forward to meeting you virtually in June.


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