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Circular Economy Seminar

14 December 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


The Materials Processing Institute is pleased to announce the first in a series of seminars on subjects linked to the challenges presented by the transition to Net Zero.

Registration and Buffet Lunch – 12:15pm – 1:00pm

Presentations – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

1. An Introduction to the Circular Economy Dr Lucy Smith, Group Manager, Circular Economy, will provide an overview of the Circular Economy and how the Institute is implementing Industrial Symbiosis and other strategies to support the Foundation Industries and their
supply chains.

2. Recovery of Zinc from Iron and Steelmaking By-products Dr Tutu Sebastian, Senior Researcher in the Institute’s Circular Economy Group, will discuss how the Institute is researching the removal of zinc from iron and steelmaking by-products to support a circular economy.

3. Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Chris Smith, Technical Collaborator in the Institute’s Circular Economy Group, will discuss the process of Lithium-ion Battery Recycling and the research being undertaken by the Institute to make this process as environmentally friendly as possible.
4. An Introduction to PRISM Joe Lee, Project Manager of PRISM, the Institute’s Programme of Research and Innovation for the UK Steels and Metal Sector, will discuss the various grant funding available to those looking to invest in innovation. This seminar is being hosted by Materials Processing Institute with support from Tees Valley Business, which is the Local Growth Hub for the Tees Valley, established by the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority. This seminar is being run as part of the PRISM programme funded by Innovate UK.

Cost: £25 + VAT per person


14 December 2022
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Materials Processing Institute
Eston Road
Middlesbrough,TS6 6SUUnited Kingdom
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