Boyd Davis, Kingston Process Metallurgy
Joel Kapusta, BBA
This symposium draws presenters from around the world who have engaged in the often difficult task of bringing new technology to commercialization. The event is a rare opportunity to celebrate successes, analyze failures, and share important lessons with the greater metallurgical community. In the last nine years since the previous symposium, there have been a number of slow starts and outright failures with metallurgical processes and this has negatively affected the appetite for risk. At the same time, lower ore grades, more complicated deposits, new end material demands, market volatility, and water and energy constraints have all driven new process development. The organizers hope that this symposium can provide the metallurgical sector valuable help to successfully lower the risks and maximize the rewards of new processes.