EMEX Circular Economy and Resources
Wednesday 14th September 2022
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Thursday 15th September 2022
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]