Sustainable Mining Conference 2019

When: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019   to Thursday, November 7, 2019  
Where: 
Brno, Czech Republic

The Eropean raw materials industry industry contributes to sustainable development by integrating economic growth with environmental protection, social progress and effective governance.

Industrial minerals and metal ores can only be extracted from their naturally occurring geological locations, which means they must be transported to market and considerable up-front investment is needed before revenues start to flow and returns can be made.

Providing raw material is the core activity of mining and exploration companies, however in the most resource and energy efficient way. Ever developing technologies allow to continuous improvements and responses to new material demands.

The mineral raw materials industry has been working to reduce CO2 emissions for some time and will continue to do so, however some carbon emissions cannot be eliminated as they are released as a natural result of processing materials. This, combined with the unique circumstances and needs of each mine, mean a variety of methods including carbon capture, storage or utilisation must be implemented to achieve carbon neutrality. 

The main conference topics include:

  • Energy self-sufficiency and carbon neutrality
  • Role of mineral resources for the EU economy
  • Industrial value chains
  • Mining and Sustainable water management
  • Sustainable Waste Management