CeBiB co-organises I International Seminar on Mining and Sustainable Development

-The Centre for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (CeBiB) and the company EcoMetales are developing a research looking for new ways to stabilize impurities. As part of this alliance, CeBiB has co-organised the I International Seminar on Mining and Sustainable Development, an event in which will participate representatives from the government, mining industries and research centres related to the field, along with international speakers.

The mining industry faces a lot of challenges within the next decade. Looking for strategies to cope with those future scenarios, several institutions have joined to organise the I International Seminar on Mining and Sustainable Development. This event will take place on April 6th, at the Ritz Hotel in Santiago, Chile.

The seminar will focus on impurities in the mining industry, the regulatory trends, the markets and current and in development technologies available for its treatment. The event is co-organised by Anglo American, Cesco, Codelco, Cochilco, EcoMetales and the Centre for Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the University of Chile.

George Demopoulos -worldwide known for being the creator of a process used by EcoMetales in the stabilization of arsenic- will be one of the main international speakers and will also visit CeBiB on April 5th.

Demopoulos is Gerald G. Hatch Chair Professor at the McGill University in Canada, has published more than 250 papers, presented more than 10 licenses and has received seven international awards for his contribution in the Mining and Materials Engineering research field.

The international speakers in the seminar, apart from Demopoulos, are Don Smale, Secretary General at International Copper Study Group (ICSG), in Portugal; David Dreisinger, from the British Columbia University in Canada, and Akira Yoshimura, from JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation, in Japan.