Sustainability and Circular Economy Theatre

Theatre 2

Circular Economy Theatre

Strategies | Resources | Recycling | Net Zero | Founding

Transformation of the metals industries from the current largely linear economy to a circular economy will play a critical role in delivering the government’s industrial strategy for clean growth, doubling of resource productivity and reaching net zero carbon emissions in 2050. At the same time, steel production is estimated to account for 8% of the world’s carbon emissions. Recognised as a key “hard to abate” industry, the world is looking to the global metals value chain for rapid and innovative leadership in the transformation to a decarbonised industry.  The theatre will define Net Zero challenges, discuss the decisions that need to be made across the sector, examine available solutions that currently exist, and the policy and finance support required to make them possible.

Speakers include:

Geoff Scamans is a Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel University
Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel University
Chief Scientific Officer at Innoval Technology
Dave Worsley - Head Of Department - Swansea University
Head of Department Materials Science and Engineering
Swansea University
Mike Clinch, Vice President IOM3, Director and Materials Group Leader at Innoval Technology
Vice President IOM3 & Director and Materials Group Leader
Innoval Technology
Matthew Teague, Senior Architect at Tata Steel
Senior Architect
Tata Steel

Preliminary Agenda

All our sessions are free to attend and open for you to drop in as you please.

Wednesday 11th September 2024

11:30 -  12:20

Remanufacture, reuse and recycle: auto, aero and wind – what we can learn from each other?

Exploring the principles of circular economy across automotive, aerospace, and wind sectors reveals valuable insights into remanufacture, reuse, and recycling practices. These industries showcase innovative approaches to extend the lifecycle of products, minimise waste, and maximise resource efficiency. Key lessons include the adoption of modular designs for ease of disassembly and reassembly, implementation of reverse logistics systems to facilitate the […]

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Andreas Reimer, ReMake Lead at NMISAndreas Reimer Program lead for Remanufacturing
National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS)
David Milliken, Metallic Engineer at BoeingDavid Milliken Metallics Engineer
Boeing
Evgenia Yakushina, Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of StrathclydeEvgenia Yakushina Principal Knowledge-Exchange Fellow
NMIS
James Barry, CEO at Renewable Parts LtdJames Barry Chief Executive
Renewable Parts Ltd
Paul Cantwell, Head Of Net Zero Programmes, National Manufacturing Institute ScotlandPaul Cantwell Head Of Net Zero Programmes
National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS)
12:30 -  13:20

Mapping a cleaner future for non-ferrous and light metals

The IOM3 Non-Ferrous and Light Metals Group Leadership Team has produced a roadmap to take the industry forward.

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Cheryll Pitt, Chair of IOM3 Non-Ferrous & Light Metals Technical CommunityCheryll Pitt Chair of Non-Ferrous & Light Metals Technical Community
IOM3
Matthew Thomas, Chief Engineer at MTC - Manufacturing Technology CentreMatthew Thomas Chief Engineer
MTC - Manufacturing Technology Centre
Mike Clinch, Vice President IOM3, Director and Materials Group Leader at Innoval TechnologyMike Clinch Vice President IOM3 & Director and Materials Group Leader
Innoval Technology

Thursday 12th September 2024

10:30 -  11:20

Aluminium manufacturing with recycled scrap

The UK has an unprecedented opportunity to transition from a prime-aluminium-dominated industry to one centred on high-level post-consumer scrap recycling. This shift will support the expanding use of aluminium in transport applications, reducing emissions, and packaging applications, lowering environmental impact. Recycling end-of-life secondary materials is crucial for the global aluminium sector to achieve its sustainability targets. This session will explore […]

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Bruce Miller, Commercial Director at EMR GroupBruce Miller Commercial Director
EMR Group
Geoff Scamans is a Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel UniversityGeoffrey Scamans Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel University
Chief Scientific Officer at Innoval Technology
Jerry Lawson, Founder of Frog BikesJerry Lawson Founder
Frog Bikes
Simon Buckingham,Technical Leader: Sustainable Materials at Volvo CarsSimon Buckingham Technical Leader: Sustainable Materials
Volvo Cars
11:30 -  12:20

Meet the Funder + Networking

In the dynamic and rapidly evolving landscape of sustainable industries, securing funding is crucial for driving innovation and achieving significant growth. Meet the Funder panel discussion aims to bridge the gap between ambitious projects and potential investors, fostering collaborations that can transform the future of the industry. Join us for an engaging panel discussion where participants can explore strategies to secure […]

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Christopher Pilgrim, Knowledge Transfer Manager - Materials at Innovate UK KTNChristopher Pilgrim Knowledge Transfer Manager - Materials
Innovate UK Business Connect
Evgenia Yakushina, Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of StrathclydeEvgenia Yakushina Principal Knowledge-Exchange Fellow
NMIS
Ian Collinson, Manufacturing Regional Lead at Scottish EnterpriseIan Collinson Manufacturing Regional Lead
Scottish Enterprise
Laura Capper, Head of Manufacturing & Construction, NatWest GroupLaura Capper Head of Manufacturing & Construction
NatWest Group
Philippa OldhamPhilippa Oldham Stakeholder Engagement Director
Advanced Propulsion Centre
Shelley BrownShelley Brown Investor - DeepTech Environment
ZINC

Other Topical Seminar Theatres

Theatre 1

The Big Issues

Skills & Training Theatre

Theatre 3

Innovation & Technology

Theatre 4

Supply chain, Policy & Trade

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