Technical Program

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The emphasis of this carefully crafted program is practical rather than academic, and the themes running through the conference are the various aspects of technology and project development.  We are pleased to partner with CSIRO Minerals for the In Situ Recovery (ISR) sessions and Curtin Gold Technology Group for Gold-PM. The Uranium-REE and ISR sessions, and Uranium short course are organised in co operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Ni-Co-CuUranium-REEGold-PMISRLithium & Battery Tech

This preliminary list includes 94 papers from 82 organisations representing 19 countries. The list will be kept updated as more papers are confirmed. The final program will include 100+ papers.

Aalto UniversityFinland
ALTA Metallurgical ServicesAustralia
AMIRA InternationalAustralia
AngloAmerican Technical Solutions
South Africa
ANSTO/Murdoch UniversityAustralia
ANSTO Minerals (2 papers)Australia
Arithmetek Canada
Arithmetek/NMR360 Canada
Atom MineralsAustralia
Aura Energy (tbc)Australia
Ausenco (2 papers)Australia
BASF/Chemaf/MMG KinsevereSouth Africa/Australia/DRC
BDB Process *Keynote: Uranium-REEAustralia
BMS EngineersAustralia
Chimerical Technology/OranoSouth Africa/France
Chimerical Technology/PQ CorporationSouth Africa/UK
China NerinChina
Chyrsos CorporationAustralia
CleanTeQ Australia
CleanTeQ WaterAustralia
Cobalt Blue HoldingsAustralia
CSA Global/MEPhI/TENEX/ARMZAustralia/Russia
CSA Global/UGTC/JV KazcobaltAustralia/Russia/Kazakhstan
CSIRO MineralsAustralia
CSIRO EnergyAustralia
CSIRO Minerals/Curtin UniversityAustralia
CSIRO Minerals/Murrin Murrin OperationsAustralia
Curtin UniversityAustralia
EKATO CorporationGermany
Element ProcessAustralia
Environmental Copper RecoveryAustralia
Envirostream AustraliaAustralia
Future Battery Industries CRC *Opening AddressAustralia
Genesys InternationalUK
GreenGold TechnologyIndonesia
IAEA Sponsored Presenters (2 papers)TBC
IGO LimitedAustralia
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
*Opening: Uranium-REE
International Copper Study Group (ICSG)Portugal
International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI)/Newmont GoldcorpUSA/Canada
Jenike & JohansonAustralia
Konkola Copper Mines/The Copperbelt UniversityZambia
LiNiCo Pty LtdAustralia
Lithium AustraliaAustralia
Lithium Consultants AustralasiaAustralia
METTKO *Keynote: Gold-PMAustralia
METS Engineering (2 papers)Australia
MetEng/METSIM InternationalAustralia/USA
Mike Miller ConsultancyAustralia
MINES Paris-Tech/Orano MiningFrance
Mining and Process Solutions (MPS) (2 papers)Australia
MINTEK *Keynote: Nickel-Cobalt-CopperSouth Africa
MINTEK (2 papers)South Africa
MMG Kinsevere/MMG Australia/Protea Chemicals/SolvayDRC/Australia/South Africa/DRC
Murdoch Mackenzie, ConsultantAustralia
Mworx/GME ResourcesAustralia
Mworx/Jervois MiningAustralia
Northern Mineral/OLI SystemsAustralia/USA
Ocean MineralsAustralia/USA
OLI SystemsUSA
Outotec (2 papers)Finland
Outotec Biomin (2 papers)South Africa
Peter Jolly, ConsultantAustralia
Pure Battery TechnologiesAustralia
Queensland Pacific MetalsAustralia
Ramu Nickel/Peter Jolly, ConsulantPNG/Australia
SENET/Process IdeasSouth Africa
SGS Minerals MetallurgyAustralia
SGS Minerals Metallurgy/BHP Nickel West (tbc)Australia
Simulus GroupAustralia
University of British Columbia/Seabridge GoldCanada
University of British Columbia/Winner Water ServicesCanada
University of Queensland *Keynote: Lithium & Battery TechnologyAustralia
University of Tokyo/Japan Metal Consulting/Enterprise FloridaJapan
Vanik Resources/3M Corporation/ChemQuest AfricaSouth Africa/Chile/DRC

Conference Opening

Stedman Ellis
Chief Executive Officer, Future Battery Industries CRC (Australia)
A Research-Based Strategy for Establishing Australia as a Leading Player in the Emerging Global Battery Industry

Nickel-Cobalt-Copper Keynote

John Neale
Technical Specialist, Mintek (South Africa)
Bioleaching of Nickel and Cobalt - The Progress and The Potential

Uranium-REE Opening

Martin Fairclough
Uranium Specialist, Uranium Resources and Production
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (Austria)
The Role of Unconventional Uranium Resources

Uranium-REE Keynote

Darryl Butcher
Director, BDB Process (Australia)
Review of Membrane Technology as a Process Tool

Gold-PM Keynote

Karel Osten
Independent Consultant, METTKO Pty Ltd (Australia)
POX – Has it Reached its Full Potential, or is There Still Room for Improvement for Treating Refractory Gold Ores?

In Situ Recovery Keynote

To be announced

Lithium & Battery Technology Keynote

Prof Peter Talbot
Institute for Future Environments (IFE), Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
The Creation and Implications of Australia’s First Lithium-Ion Battery

25th Anniversary Dinner Address

Alan Taylor
Conference Chair, ALTA 2020
Metallurgical Consultant and Managing Director, ALTA Metallurgical Services (Australia)

We are excited to offer three new short courses presented by experienced senior experts in their field.  ALTA 2020 now includes six short courses, providing significant learning opportunities across a range of key topics.

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