EMEX Circular Economy and Resources

Wednesday 14th September 2022

The critical Role of Metals in the Transition to a Circular economy

10:10  -  10:35

Historically, the discovery, development and application of metals have set the pace for the evolution of human civilisation, driven the way that people live, and shaped our modern societies. Today, metals are the backbone of the global manufacturing industry and the fuel for economic growth. In the UK, the metals industry comprises 11,100 companies, employs 230,000 people, directly contributes £10.7bn […]

Zhongyun FanZhongyun Fan Director of BCAST
Brunel University London

The Big Repair Project: Mobilising the General Public for a Circular Economy

10:35  -  11:00

We have launched the Big Repair Project to study the lifetime of appliances and electronics in peoples’ lives. The Institute of Making, under the leadership of Professor Mark Miodownik, is conducting research on the societal aspects of metals within a circular economy, specifically looking at consumer engagement with repair and recycling. Since the middle of the 20th century, we have seen a […]

Mark MiodownikMark Miodownik Professor of Materials & Society
University College London

What is required by the UK Metallurgical Industry for the Transition to a Circular Economy?

11:00  -  11:50

A panel discussion chaired by Mark Miodownik Nick MacInnes: What is the role of the government in this transition? Chris McDonald: What can the UK industry (steel) do to accelerate this transition? Geoff Scamans: What can the aluminium Industry do for a circular economy? Jan Godsell: How can the supply chain management and business model innovation facilitate this transition (focusing […]

Chris MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer Materials Processing InstituteChris McDonald Chief Executive Officer
Materials Processing Institute
Geoff Scamans is a Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel UniversityGeoffrey Scamans Head of Industrial Research
Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology
Jan Godsell, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy at WMG, University of Warwick.Jan Godsell Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
WMG, University of Warwick
Mark MiodownikMark Miodownik Professor of Materials & Society
University College London
Zhongyun FanZhongyun Fan Director of BCAST
Brunel University London

Time to repackage the Waste Hierarchy

12:00  -  12:50

Designed to be applicable across a broad range of products, the current waste hierarchy fails to encapsulate packaging’s full sustainability attributes and contribution to the Circular Economy. Over simplification has led to flawed policy decisions creating a genuine case for a new approach specifically adapted to the packaging sector.

man-portrait-silhouetteAidan Ruddock Commercial Director UK & Ireland
Robert Fell, Director & Chief Executive the Metal Packaging Manufacturers AssociationRobert Fell Director & Chief Executive
The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association

Reporting on Carbon for the Metals Sector

13:30  -  13:55

The first step to reducing your carbon footprint is to measure it – ‘what gets measured gets managed’ An important part of this transition is helping organisations understand how and what greenhouse gas emissions they generate and what they can do to minimise them. There are direct benefits to organisations from measuring and reporting as they will benefit from lower […]

Lord Redesdale Conference Chairman
UK Metals Expo

Sustainable stainless steel in building and architecture

14:00  -  14:50

Stainless steels are high-tech materials (alloys) developed for a range of demanding, modern applications and environments. The greater awareness and growing appreciation of the longterm benefits of stainless steel is reflected in the sustained growth in the global production of stainless steel from 1 million tonnes in 1950 to more than 20 million tonnes today. An estimated 16% of the […]

Nancy Badoo, Associate Director of The Steel Construction Institute (SCI)Nancy Baddoo Associate Director
Steel Construction Institute
Rob Cooper, Managing Director BSSARob Cooper Managing Director
British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA)
Tim CollinsTim Collins Secretary General
The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)

The Aluminium Beverage Can – A Value Chain Approach to Addressing Today’s Sustainability Challenges

14:00  -  14:50

Aluminium cans are highly recyclable and widely recycled already in the UK, achieving an 82% recycling rate for 2021, but there are more challenges that need addressing to achieve holistic sustainability. Join our panel of experts from across the value chain as they share what they’re doing, both as individual actors and as a value chain, to meet these challenges.

Tom Giddings, Executive Director at Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation Ltd (Alupro)Tom Giddings Executive Director
Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation Ltd (Alupro)

The route to hydrogen for the metals industry

15:00  -  15:50

Speeding up deployment of hydrogen business models, the real questions to ask as a metals business looking to adopt hydrogen, how to learn from international examples, policy supports. Panellists will be confirmed soon.

Kendall-MichaelaMichaela Kendall UK Champion, Mission Innovation | Chief Executive Officer

Deploying Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage in the UK

16:00  -  16:25

An update on the business model for Industrial Carbon Capture. The session is covering: UK ambition to capture 20-30 millions of tonnes CO2 a year by 2030. Next generation carbon capture technology that will be commercially available in the late 2020s.

Enrique Cornejo, Head of Technologies - Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy · Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)Enrique Cornejo Head of Industrial Carbon Capture Supply Chains
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Nick Bevan, Senior CCUS Innovation Programme Manager · Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)Nick Bevan Senior CCUS Innovation Programme Manager
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Thursday 15th September 2022

UK Metals Council Carbon Register

10:10  -  10:50
Lord Redesdale Conference Chairman
UK Metals Expo

Decarbonising structural steelwork

11:00  -  11:50

Steel is the backbone of modern economies and underpins many industrial sectors, including construction which accounts for more than half of all steel use globally. Steel also has a vital role to play to facilitate the transition to a zero-carbon economy and the industrial and infrastructure revolution that is required to decarbonise the UK by 2050. Decarbonising structural steelwork requires […]

Lee Adcock, Environment and Sustainability Director at British SteelLee Adcock Environment and Sustainability Director
British Steel
Martin Quinn, Head of Technical Project Delivery at GPEMartin Quinn Head of Technical Project Delivery
Michael SamsonMichael Sansom Sustainability Manager
Penny Gowler, Director and Head of Sustainability at elliottwoodPenny Gowler Director and Head of Sustainability at elliottwood
Elliott Wood
Sara-Halliday, Sustainability Manager at ServerfieldSara Halliday Sustainability Manager
Severfield plc

The Forge: UK’s first net-zero commercial development that could transform construction steelwork

12:00  -  12:50

The Forge is the UK’s first net-zero commercial development by Landsec and the world’s first large-scale office scheme to be built using a standardised “kit of parts”. Steelwork played a significant role where an innovative method is being used that could transform the construction industry into a leaner and greener sector. The session will provide the audience with : an […]

Graeme Brady, Engineering Manager at NG BaileyGraeme Brady Engineering Manager
NG Bailey
Jaimie Johnston, Head of Global Systems at Bryden Wood and Design Lead for the UK Construction Innovation HubJaimie Johnston Director, Head of Global Systems
Bryden Wood
Matthew TeagueMatthew Teague Senior Architect
Tata Steel
Neil Pennell, Head of Design Innovation and Property Solutions at LandsecNeil Pennell Head of Design Innovation and Property Solutions
Wojciech Brozyna, Managing Director of AluprofWojciech Brozyna Managing Director
Aluprof UK Ltd

Getting to Net Zero: by effectively combining primary and recycled metals

13:00  -  13:25

The path to Net Zero is an achievable but narrow one. Electrification plays a pivotal role. Raw material supply challenges and supply chain disruptions have caused serious concerns over the past few years in the e-mobility space. During this talk, we will explore Glencore’s approach towards addressing these concerns.

kunal sinha, Head of Global Recycling, GlencoreKunal Sinha Global Head of Recycling

Decarbonising Steelmaking: Solutions and Pathways

14:00  -  14:25

Presentation of technologies and results from implementation of proven combustion technologies providing decarbonisation across the steelmaking operations, ready to use hydrogen now or later. The results from these installations include fuel and CO2 saving in the range of 20% to 60%. With that as a basis, outlining of roadmaps in general following Energy efficiency Low-carbon fuels CCUS Hydrogen for which […]

Joachim von Schéele, Global Director Commercialization at Linde PlcJoachim von Schéele Global Director Commercialization
Linde plc

Rolls-Royce SMR – powering decarbonisation across heavy industry

14:30  -  14:55

Compact nuclear power stations can help us decarbonise our energy production. We are leading a consortium developing power plants that generate electricity using a small modular reactor (SMR). Fleets of SMRs have the potential to provide increased stability and security of supply to electricity grids alongside other sources including renewables. The technology also opens nuclear power up to new opportunities […]

Michael CrawforthMike Crawforth Business Development Manager
Rolls-Royce SMR

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