21 - 22 June, 2011, WatersEdge, Sydney, NSW
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A major risk associated with rare earth processing arises from the fact that most rare earth minerals contain uranium and/or thorium. The chemical and/or thermal processing of such minerals requires that these contained elements, and their decay chain progeny, must be monitored and managed. This session will focus on:
Manager, Process Development Consulting
Rare-earth metals and compounds are enablers; they can have a profound effect on the ultimate performance of complex engineered systems and devices. As such, rare earths are critical to a wide range of technologies in the national defense, clean energy and hi-tech sectors. This session will focus on:
TECHNOLOGY METALS RESEARCH LLC
This session will be delivered by Karin Soldenhoff, Manager of Process Development Research for ANSTO Minerals. Karin has extensive experience in hydrometallurgical process development for base metals, precious metals, rare earths and uranium, with particular emphasis on solvent extraction and ion exchange technology
Manager – Process Development Research
This session will look at the joint venture between China Yunnan Copper Australia and Goldsearch. It will specifically examine their heavy rare earth project at their Mount Dorothy site and will focus on:
CHINA YUNNAN COPPER AUSTRALIA
This session will look at the emergent rare earth industry in Australia, with a particular focus on technological solutions that can improve and maximise the supply chain.
Deputy Director, Minerals Down Under Flagship
Rare earths and strategic metals are crucial for developing national defence and electronics, as well as moving toward a cleaner greener future. However production levels are set to outstrip global supply of these materials by 2014. With this in mind, it has never been more crucial to find and develop new sources. This panel discussion will look at ways rare earth companies can engage end-users in their projects.
Joined by key end-users of rare earths
Due to the high value – low volume of rare earth & strategic metals, it is crucial to ensure that we are actively working towards extending its life-cycle. This session will focus on:
INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURES UTS
Great Western Minerals Group is an integrated rare earths processor. Currently the company is planning to produce a separation plant at their Steenkampskraal site in order to become a fully integrated rare earths producer. This session will focus on their current work and the company’s future directions.
GREAT WESTERN MINERALS GROUP
Understanding the technology supply chain and the needs of the end-use companies within it, is an important part of the marketing and business development activities of any strategic-metals company. Players at either end of the technology supply chain often seem to talk past each other, without really understanding the perspective of the other side.
This interactive workshop will use case studies to give a better understanding of how the technology supply chain actually works.
Jack Lifton & Gareth Hatch
TECHNOLOGY METALS RESEARCH, LLC
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