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:

Matthew Teague
Senior Architect
Tata Steel
Penny Gowler, Director and Head of Sustainability at elliottwood
Director and Head of Sustainability at elliottwood
Elliott Wood
Graeme Brady, Engineering Manager at NG Bailey
Engineering Manager
NG Bailey
Noel Lovatt, Director at X-Treme Systems Ltd
Director
X-Treme Systems Ltd

Wednesday 14th September 2022

10:10 -  10:35

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

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 […]

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Zhongyun FanZhongyun Fan Director of BCAST
Brunel University London
10:35 -  11:00

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

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 […]

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Mark MiodownikMark Miodownik Professor of Materials & Society
University College London
11:00 -  11:50

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

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 […]

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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 Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel University
Chief Scientific Officer at Innoval 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
12:00 -  12:50

Time to repackage the Waste Hierarchy

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.

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man-portrait-silhouetteAidan Ruddock Commercial Director UK & Ireland
Eviosys
Robert Fell, Director & Chief Executive the Metal Packaging Manufacturers AssociationRobert Fell Director & Chief Executive
The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association
13:00 -  13:25

FAST-forge – a new closed-loop recycling approach of powder and swarf waste for next generation titanium alloys

Currently in the UK aerospace manufacturing industry, buy-to-fly ratios can be as high as 9:1 for titanium alloy components.  The industry produces considerable amounts of machining swarf and there are increasing amounts of out-of-specification additive manufacturing powder that are now being stockpiled.  In this talk, disruptive technology that uses field-assisted sintering technology (FAST) to create near net shape billets or final […]

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Martin-JacksonMartin Jackson Professor of Advanced Metals Processing
Henry Royce Institute
13:30 -  13:55

Reporting on Carbon for the Metals 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 […]

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Lord Redesdale Conference Chairman
UK Metals Expo
14:00 -  14:50

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

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.

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John O'Maoileoin – Group Global Sustainability Director at CANPACK GroupJohn O'Maoileoin Group Global Sustainability Director
CANPACK Group
Martin Hyde, Sustainability and Public Affairs Manager at AluproMartin Hyde Sustainability and Public Affairs Manager
Alupro
Sam Jones, Head of Climate and Sustainability at Coca Cola Europacific Partners GBSam Jones Head of Climate & Sustainability
Coca Cola Europacific Partners GB
Shamus Donovan, Head of Sustainability & Environment at SpeiraShamus Donovan Head of Sustainability & Environment
Speira
15:00 -  15:50

The route to hydrogen for the metals industry

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.

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Kendall-MichaelaMichaela Kendall UK Champion, Mission Innovation | Chief Executive Officer
Adelan
16:00 -  16:25

Deploying Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage in the UK

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.

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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

10:10 -  10:50

Reporting on Carbon for the Metals 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 […]

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Lord Redesdale Conference Chairman
UK Metals Expo
11:00 -  11:50

Decarbonising structural steelwork

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 […]

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Jonathan Davis, Associate Technical Director at William Hare LtdJonathan Davis Associate Technical Director
William Hare Ltd
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
GPE
Michael SamsonMichael Sansom Sustainability Manager
BCSA
Penny Gowler, Director and Head of Sustainability at elliottwoodPenny Gowler Director and Head of Sustainability at elliottwood
Elliott Wood
12:00 -  12:50

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

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 […]

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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
Landsec
Wojciech Brozyna, Managing Director of AluprofWojciech Brozyna Managing Director
Aluprof UK Ltd
13:00 -  13:25

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

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.

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kunal sinha, Head of Global Recycling, GlencoreKunal Sinha Global Head of Recycling
Glencore
14:30 -  14:55

Rolls-Royce SMR – powering decarbonisation across heavy industry

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 […]

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Michael CrawforthMike Crawforth Business Development Manager
Rolls-Royce SMR
14:00 -  14:25

Decarbonising Steelmaking: Solutions and Pathways

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 […]

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

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