Processing of Critical Materials


The objective of the organizers of this symposium is to bring together global experts and researchers on the recycling, mineral beneficiation and hydrometallurgical processing of critical materials. The organizers are particularly interested in receiving high-quality technical submissions concerning process development and/or operations involved in the processing of:

  • Energy Storage Materials – Lithium, Nickel, Cobalt, Manganese, Graphite, Vanadium, etc.
  • Rare Earth Elements
  • Other elements contributing to “The Path to Net Zero”.
  • Recycling of Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • Metallurgical processes leading to a net reduction of Green House Gasses (GHG)

Intended Audience

The intended audience include industry, junior to major miners, engineering companies, researchers, consultants and academics.

Keynote Speaker

  • John Goode, J.R. Goode and Associates
    Magnet Rare Earth Production Must Double Within Ten Years. Where Will Production Come From?

Symposium Organizers

Chair: Niels Verbaan

Chair: Niels Verbaan, SGS Natural Resources, Metallurgy and Consulting

Gisele Azimi, University of Toronto
John Goode, J.R. Goode and Associates
Mike Johnson, SGS Natural Resources, Metallurgy and Consulting
Ian London, C2M2A