Deep Decarbonization Pathways for Pyrometallurgical Processes: Opportunities & Challenges


This symposium covers all decarbonization-related efforts (multidisciplinary perspectives) across the pyrometallurgical industry. This includes efforts into fuel consumption optimization, energy-efficient technologies, applications of clean emerging renewable energy technologies in pyrometallurgical processes, Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA), recycling and waste treatment. Topics that directly or indirectly contribute to carbon-neutral metal production such as carbon capture and storage/utilization, alternative reduction sources, alternative renewable energy sources are welcomed.

Intended Audience

Industry, academia and governmental organization from all sectors of the pyrometallurgical industry, including iron and steel, ferroalloys, and non-ferrous metal production

Keynote Speakers

  • Gerald Wimmer; Primetals Technologies Austria GmbH
  • Eli Ringdalen; Senior Research Scientist, SINTEF, Norway
  • Ian Cameron; Principal Metallurgist – Ferrous; HATCH, Canada
  • Torben Edens; Director, Technology Development, Aurubis AG
  • Annie Lavasseur; École de technologie supérieure ÉTS

Symposium Organizers

Chair: Elmira Moosavi


Chair: Elmira Moosavi, associate professor, École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Montreal, QC, Canada


  • Sina Mostaghel, principal metallurgist, SNC-Lavalin, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Jafar Safarian, associate professor, NTNU, Norway
  • In-Ho Jung, professor, SNU, South Korea
  • Isabelle Nolet, technologies lifecycle services director, Hatch, South Africa