Technical conference

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Main sessions

THARSIS AUDITORIUM

Inaugural.

Presented by Javier Targhetta

Eduardo Serra Rexach. Ex Ministro de Defensa y Presidente de Everis

Metallic Mining is living a moment of expansion, setting itself up as the driving force of development in Andalusia, with prospects of becoming that driving force in Spain, a country with a long tradition in mining. At this table, the top executives of some of the leading companies in this expansion, as well as of the main institutions in the development of the mining industry, both in Spain and in Europe, will explain the keys to the sector, challenges it is facing and the horizon of opportunities that it is offering.      

Moderator: 
Javier Targhetta
Consejero Delegado Atlantic Copper.

Participate:
Alberto Lavandeira. CEO Atalaya Mining.
Audra Walsh. CEO MATSA.
Juan José Durán Valsero. Director de Minería del Instituto Geológico y Minero de España (IGME)
Mark Rachovides. Presidente de Euromines.
Andreas Klossek. EIT Raw Materials CEO

Production of rocks and industrial minerals is the most relevant industry in most developed countries as the supplier of large volumes of raw materials for chemical and construction industries, as well as applications in food, agriculture and environment. The industrial component connected with extraction is essential to understand its particularities as well as its economic relevance.

However, it is facing important challenges of all kinds nowadays (access   to resources, environment, social, economic, technological aspects, legal certainty, etc.) which must be sorted out by the sector together with Public Administrations and social agents involved. This table tends to address those issues and come up with possible solutions

Moderator:
Aniceto Zaragoza Ramírez.
Director General de Agrupación de fabricantes de cemento de España, OFICEMEN.

Participate:
Marcos Osorio Gómez. Director de Operaciones de España y Portugal SIBELCO
Fernando Araúz de Robles. Managing Director BU Mining Levantina y Asociados de Minerales
Javier Creixell Catalán. CEO Magnesitas Navarras.
Carlos Sánchez Galán. Director de Áridos y Hormigón. Grupo Hanson Heidelberg Cement Group
Jorge Aladro Vico. Director General ANCADE.
Tristán Suffys. Secretario General de Eurogypsum.
Victoria Plantalamor Contreras. Vicepresidenta Consejera Delegada Grupo Industrial Crimidesa

Strategic European frameworks show a clear commitment to re-industrialisation of the continent. Conditions of the energy market and ecological transition will be key issues to define our industry’s ability to be successful. Is there a favourable environment for competitive, secure supply demanded by a sustainable industry? These questions will be answered by top representatives of the different fields that constitute the energy market in Spain.

Moderator:
José Luis del Valle Doblado.
Presidente LAR ESPAÑA y WiZink Bank.

Participate:
Alberto Carbajo
Josa. Consejero Red Eléctrica Española, REE.
Blanca Losada Martín. Presidenta Fortia Energía.
Isidoro Miranda Fernández. CEO Lafarge Holcim España.
Luis Atienza Serna. Presidente Argo Capital  Partners.
María Fernández Pérez. Vicepresidenta de la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia, CNMC.
Teresa Rasero Guerrero. Presidenta de la Asociación de Empresas con gran consumo de energía, AEGE.

Introduced by 
José Luis del Valle Doblado

Guillermo Ríos. Director de Innovación y Tecnología de Atlantic Copper.

Introduced by 
Manuel Vázquez Mora

Lydia González
Representante española en el Comité del Programa Horizonte 2020, CDTI.

The extractive industry is a sector that can and must keep playing a key role in the economic growth in the XXI century. For that purpose, it must stay ahead of the digital transformation by introducing a paradigm shift in the productive model which allows for getting raw materials with greater added value by means of more sustainable, efficient, competitive production processes.

Widespread application of ICTs, big data, intelligent, more efficient machines, the development of new treatments, applications and management systems, from exploration to marketing, will become crucial elements to shape a forward-looking extractive industry:  extractive industry 4.0. This is accompanied by an increase of skilled workforce and a proper management of human capital in companies.

Moderator:
José Manuel Sánchez Blanes.
President EPIROC.

Participate:
Avances tecnológicos en el desarrollo y en la aplicación de métodos geofísicos a la prospección de recursos minerales.
Ángel Granda Sanz. CEO International Geophysical Technology. IGT.

Industria extractiva 4.0.
Carlos López Jimeno. E.T.S. de Ingenieros de Minas y Energía de Madrid.

La movilidad eléctrica en Europa, revitalizando el sector minero, la historia del Li.
David Valls Santos. Director Regional de Infinity Lithium Ltd.

Desarrollos tecnológicos recientes en la aplicación de explosivos a la creciente automatización de las operaciones mineras. 
Juan J. Montoro López. Director de estrategia y desarrollo corporativo de MAXAM.

Avance hidrodinámico de deslimación, recuperación y rendimiento en flotación.
Kevin Galvin. Laureate Professor University de Newcastle, Australia.

Almacenamiento y usos del CO2.
Pedro Mora. Vicepresidente de la PTECO2.

Introduced by
Manuel Sevilla

Glenn Orveillon.
Scientific-Technical Project Officer. Economía circular y liderazgo industrial. EC. JRC Seville.

The European Commission’s recent approval and publication of the Best Available Techniques Reference (BREF) Document about waste in the extractive industries evince the outstanding role that this industry already plays – and must keep playing – as a supplier of high-quality raw materials within a framework of management efficiency and use of resources through the sustainable and efficient production of natural mineral resources.

The application of hierarchy criteria in waste management to this industry’s production processes is crucial to minimise its generation, reduce volumes of dangerous waste, develop process technologies which allow for placing more durable, more sustainable products at the service of society, optimise water consumption through recycling and, not least, be able to place open pit mines and their infrastructure at the service of circular economy. Ultimately, circular economy, far from being a threat to the extractive industry, is a host of opportunities.                  

Moderator:
Vicente Gutiérrez Peinador.
Director General de CONFEDEM.

Participate:
Antonio Urdiales. Director Corporativo de Medio Ambiente de Cosentino
César Luaces Frades. Secretario General  Técnico de COMINROC.
Iria Calviño Directora de departamento de derecho público y medio ambiente. Herbert Smith Freehills. Madrid.
Carmen Durán Vizán. Consejera Técnica Subdirección General de Residuos. MITECO
Pedro Mora Peris. Director Técnico de la Agrupación de fabricantes de cemento de España, OFICEMEN.
Santiago Cuesta-López. Director del Centro Internacional de Materiales Avanzados y Materias Primas de Castilla y León, ICAMCyL.

Introduced by
Javier Targhetta

Isaac Querub
Cofundador y socio de Moka Consulting.

Infrastructures, legal certainty, climate and human resources all make Spain an attractive country for investments. Nevertheless, the situation of mining projects speaks about long licensing processes which do not always offer the clarity that investors value.

It is also essential to know the role of the European Union as a driving force of the sector by means of regulation and innovation and development schemes for the promotion of the extractive industry. All these issues will be dealt with by experts with both local and international background in the development of mining projects.  

Moderator:
Antonio García Muñoz.
Socio Director del Área del Sector Minero del Bufete Lener.

Participate:
Carlos Sánchez.
Principal Environment Copper. Anglo American.
Elvira Saint-Gerons Herrera. Dirección de Inversiones Estratégicas. Agencia de Innovación y Desarrollo de Andalucía
Manuel Vázquez Mora. Consejero Técnico Secretaría General de Industria Energía y Minas de la Junta de Andalucía.
Pablo de las Heras. Director Financiero de Tharsis Mining & Metallurgy.
Ricardo Pérez Merino. Director de Relaciones Institucionales de Geoalcali.
Rodrigo Chanes Vicente. European Commission. DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.

Introduced by
Javier Targhetta

Natalia González Hereza
Secretaria General de Industria, Energía y Minas de la Junta de Andalucía.

A correct preventive approach from the earliest phases of mining projects through the company’s well-defined, transparent strategy to set forth the project, even adapting its approach to the local population’s and other stakeholders’ perceptions and opinions, will confer more legitimacy and credibility to the project.

At present, a number of UE policies promote opinion exchange between companies and stakeholders as preventive mechanisms for conflict solving. Developing a good mining project is inconceivable without a social strategy that maximises its chances of approval, beyond technical considerations.

Moderator:
Luis Montoto Rojo.
Director de Comunicación de la Consejería de Hacienda, Industria y Energía de la Junta de Andalucía.

Participate:
Carlos Mínguez Plasencia. Socio de Andersen TAX & LEGAL.

Juan Requejo Liberal. Director de AT Clave.
Dirk Nuyens. Senior Partner Grupo ERM 
Rafael González Gil– García. Presidente AINDEX.
Roberto Martínez Orio. Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, IGME.

Introduced by
Ángel Cámara Rascón

César Luaces Frades
Secretario General Técnico – COMINROC.

Proper management of geologic resources makes it possible to combine extractive activities and biodiversity promotion, even in protected areas. So, in the field of biodiversity, mining site rehabilitation during and at the end of the project, is a way implemented by the non-energetic extractive industry to contribute to its preservation.

This table, comprised of specialists in biodiversity management and representatives of the industry, will assess the best ways to align the strategy on biodiversity in the extractive industry with European, national and regional environmental Policies and Schemes on Nature Protection Areas (Natura 2000 network), Green Infrastructures, Ecological Connectivity and Restoration, Wise Use and Conservation of Wetlands, Conservation and Management of Endangered Species, Plant Conservation, etc., in such a way that it can help achieve its objectives.

Moderator:
Pilar Gegúndez Cámara.
Lafarge Holcim España.

Participate:
Asier Ochoa de Eribe.
Hanson Hispania Heidelberg Cement Group. 
Beltrán de Ceballos Vázquez. Fundación Victoria Laporta Carbonell. 
Dirk Fincke. Secretario General UEPG.
Elena López Martínez. Responsable Departamento de Gestión de Proyectos de I+D+I del Centro Tecnológico del Mármol.
Fernando Pardo Cobo. Asociación Técnica y Empresarial del Yeso, ATEDY.
Raúl de Tapia Martín. Director Fundación Tormes EB.

Technical seminars

ROYSE ROOM

The constant evolution, necessary to face the new challenges in the mining industry, throughout the entire value chain, must be tackled by generating knowledge and research and development focusing on innovation. The European Commission, aware of the challenges of the industry and the need to make its supply of raw materials secure, established in 2011 the Policy and Strategy of Raw Materials as well as its implementation through different supporting instruments to thousands of research and innovation projects, among which are those presented in this Technical Seminar.

Moderator:
Manuel Vázquez Mora
Technical Advisor in the Secretary-General in energy and mining industry, Government of Andalusia

1. The commitment between the technical, social and environmental factors in mining exploration. INFACT project.
Isla Fernández. GEOGNOSIA

2. Mining region networks. MIREU project 
Santiago Cuesta-López. ICAMCyL

3. Cross-border observatory for geo-economic valorization of FPI. GEO-FPI project.
Mayte López. IGME.
Joao Matos. LNEG

4. Hyperspectral analysis applied to mining resources evaluation.
Eduardo García Meléndez. University of León
Antonio Espín de Gea. Responsable del Dpto. de Geología, Topografía y Geofísica Centro Tecnológico del Mármol, Piedra y Materiales

The constant evolution, necessary to face the new challenges in the mining industry, throughout the entire value chain, must be tackled by generating knowledge and research and development focusing on innovation. The European Commission, aware of the challenges of the industry and the need to make its supply of raw materials secure, established in 2011 the Policy and Strategy of Raw Materials as well as its implementation through different supporting instruments to thousands of research and innovation projects, among which are those presented in this Technical Seminar.

Moderator:
Manuel Vázquez Mora
Technical Advisor in the Secretary-General in energy and mining industry, Government of Andalusia

1. Hydrometallurgical technologies for polymetallic sulphides. INT-MET project
Carlos Frías
Director de Tecnología e Innovación Cobre Las Cruces

2. Recycling of sulphurous mining waste for the recovery of critical metals. NEMO project
María Tripiana
Líder del equipo de Aplicaciones de Procesos Químicos e Industriales IDENER

3. Project METGROW+
Nicoló Oliveri
Technology Upscaling, Senior Engineer RINA Consulting

4. Financing innovative initiatives in mining through the EIT Raw Materials platform: Success stories
Lorena Jurado
Business Developer at EIT Raw Materials Southern Innovation Hub (CLC)/Spain

In this global market, production process optimisation is essential to minimize operating costs and increase competitiveness. For this purpose, several companies such as Cobre Las Cruces, Magnesitas de Navarra, Obras Subterráneas, Minera de Órgiva and MAXAM, among others, have cooperated with a number of innovation projects with the aim of optimising the drilling and blasting costs and so improving data acquisition to better support decision making. These conclusions will be shown in this technical seminar, from two points of view: that of the developer of the solution and the final user. As well, mine waste, process water and critical metals are the subject of research projects of companies like Orovalle, Suez, Atlantic Copper, CETAqua and Matsa. We will also get to know about some Project Funding Programmes promoted by EIT Raw Materials.     

Moderator:
Javier Carrillo de Albornoz
Director Comercial España MAXAM

1. SLIM project. Promotion of economically and environmentally sustainable mining
José Ángel Sanchidrían. Profesor (C.U) ETS Ingenieros de Minas y Energía Madrid.
Celso Amor. Minera de Órgiva

2. Project TUÑEL. I+D+i engineering, tools and machinery for the improvement of drilling and blasting cycles in mining and underground work.
Luis Jané Guitart. Director OSSA.
Fernando Beitia. Director de Tecnología Granel. MAXAM

3. PRISMA project. Mining 4.0: Big Data & Machine Learning applied to processes in copper production plant.
Francisco González Castrejón. ISOTROL. 
Carlos Cabello. Director de Ingeniería y Mantenimiento. COBRE LAS CRUCES

4. INNOLOG project. Research for the design of new exploration probes for mineral resources.
María José Jurado. CSIC. ICTJA
Pilar Pérez de Asís. MAGNA

In this global market, production process optimisation is essential to minimize operating costs and increase competitiveness. For this purpose, several companies such as Cobre Las Cruces, Magnesitas de Navarra, Obras Subterráneas, Minera de Órgiva and MAXAM, among others, have cooperated with a number of innovation projects with the aim of optimising the drilling and blasting costs and so improving data acquisition to better support decision making. These conclusions will be shown in this technical seminar, from two points of view: that of the developer of the solution and the final user. As well, mine waste, process water and critical metals are the subject of research projects of companies like Orovalle, Suez, Atlantic Copper, CETAqua and Matsa. We will also get to know about some Project Funding Programmes promoted by EIT Raw Materials.

Moderator:
Joaquín Pérez Novo
Director Mercados Industriales SUEZ España.

1. Project HYBRID TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE IN SITU STABILIZATION OF MINING WASTE BY NANOMATERIALS, ORGANIC AMENDMENTS AND PHYTOREMEDIATION.
Esther Fernández López. OROVALLE

2. RED SCOPE project. Recovery of the process waters of a copper smelter with zero discharge.
Irene Ruiz Oria. ATLANTIC COPPER
Jesús Salinero. SUEZ España

3. LIFE REMINE WATER project. Innovative technologies for reuse and recovery of wastewater in mining.
Carlos Echevarría. CETaqua
Estela González Vázquez. MATSA.

4. Mining for the mobility of the future. Electrification and lightweight design. Critical and strategic minerals present in Spain
Vicente Gutiérrez Peinador. Director General de CONFEDEM
Representante Industria del automóvil.

5. RawMatCop project financing program – Raw Materials Copernicus – EIT Raw Materials
Irene Benito Rodríguez. EIT Raw Materials  
Ignacio Marzán. Geofísico, investigador del CSIC

The present time is a period of remarkable development for the mining industry as it has become a driving force both in the national and regional economy and in the social context near the mining operation areas. In these two technical Seminars entitled FORWARD-LOOKING PRESENT MINING PROJECTS, several mining Projects will be presented: those in technical Seminar 10 A are in the stage of obtaining, hopefully soon, the relevant permits and authorisations necessary for starting their activity; and in technical Seminar 10 B, the speakers will present some of the most important projects being currently developed by consolidated and operating Mines in order to become more competitive, forerunners in technology and ultimately secure the future.

Moderator:
Priscila Moreno Nájera.
Gerente de AMINER

Tin Mines of Spain. Project OROPESA
Emilio Hormaeche. Director SCYPI

Project RECOVERED MINE (Perú)
Jesús Montero. Director Técnico Mining Sense Global
Ciro Durán. Gerente General del Proyecto Recuperada

THARSIS MINING & METALLURGY: Management of a mining project in year zero.
Félix Carnero Ortiz. Director Facultativo de Tharsis Mining & Metallurgy

Project Aznalcóllar. MINERA LOS FRAILES
Rafael Cano Martín. Subdirector de Operaciones y Ecología de Minera Los Frailes.

The present time is a period of remarkable development for the mining industry as it has become a driving force both in the national and regional economy and in the social context near the mining operation areas. In these two technical Seminars entitled FORWARD-LOOKING PRESENT MINING PROJECTS, several mining Projects will be presented: those in technical Seminar 10 A are in the stage of obtaining, hopefully soon, the relevant permits and authorisations necessary for starting their activity; and in technical Seminar 10 B, the speakers will present some of the most important projects being currently developed by consolidated and operating Mines in order to become more competitive, forerunners in technology and ultimately secure the future.

Moderator:
Felipe Lobo Ruano.
Decano del Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Minas del Sur

Special blasting techniques to minimize dilution in the BARRUECOPARDO Mine (Salamanca)
Benjamín Cebrián. BLAST CONSULT
Carlos García Sánchez. SALORO S.L.U.

Digital Transformation in MATSA
Alberto González Enes. Gerente del Departamento de Tecnología de MATSA

Hydrometallurgy. Challenges and innovation at MINAS DE RIOTINTO.
Enrique Delgado Palomo. Director General en Proyecto Riotinto – Atalaya Mining

Project PMR. COBRE LAS CRUCES
Joaquín Gotor. Director de Proyecto PMR. CLC

Closing ceremony - Open access

THARSIS AUDITORIUM
–  Free access until full capacity is reached –

Awards ceremony of the MMH 3rd edition to the Mining Engineers:

  • Juan José Cerezuela Bonet
  • Alberto Lavandeira Adán
  • Dolores Norte Gómez

Moderator:
Javier Targhetta.
Comisario del MMH 2019

Participate:

  • Carmen Becerril. Presidenta de OMEL/OMI
  • Juan Bravo. Consejero de Hacienda, Industria y Energía
  • Rogelio Velasco. Consejero de Economía, Conocimiento, Empresas y Universidad
  • Javier González de Lara. Presidente de la Confederación de Empresarios de Andalucía

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