Bergforsk - Gruvbranschens forum
Bergforsk May 4th 2010
Mineral supply – a grand challenge and opportunity
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08.00 Registration, networking breakfast
Early birds are invited to join a networking breakfast. Come early and meet old and new friends and colleagues.
10.00 Welcome address
Per-Erik Lindvall, Chairman of the Swedish Mining Research Foundation MITU and Senior Vice President Technology & Business Development, LKAB
The eco-efficient economy. Challenges and opportunities for primary industries.
Jöran Hägglund, State Secretary for the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, Sweden
Mineral extraction as an example of the knowledge-based industrial sector
Charlotte Brogren, Director General, VINNOVA
Mineral processing by bioheap-leaching at the Talvivaara nickel mine in Sotkamo, Finland
Jukka Pitkäjärvi, General Manager, Talvivaara Exploration Ltd
11.45 Discussion
Lunch The lunch will be served in conjunction with the exhibition with participation from industry and the academia.
14.00 Current trends in the global metal and mineral market. Scandinavian competitiveness in perspective.
James Clark, Consultant, CRU Strategies
Potential for mining in Sweden. Experience and outlook.
Jan-Olof Hedström, Chief Mining Inspector, Mining Inspectorate of Sweden
Aitik – investing in the future
Ulf Marklund, General Manager Technology, Boliden Mineral AB and Chairman of the Programme Board for the Swedish Mining Research Programme
An overview of mining R&D projects and strategy at Vale Inco
Denis Thibodeau, Manager Strategic Rock Mechanics, Vale Inco
16.30 Best Ph. D. Lic. and M. Sc. theses 2009
Awards presented by Per-Erik Lindvall, LKAB and Vice-Chancellor Johan Sterte, LTU.

Presentations by the award winners:

Microbial adhesion and surface modifications of sulphide minerals relevant to flotation and flocculation
Best Ph. D. thesis 2009 – Annamaria Vilinska, LTU
Studies on the adsorption of flotation collectors on iron oxides
Best Lic. thesis 2009 – Elisaveta Potapova, LTU
Benefits of using high pressure grinding rolls at the Malmberget concentrator
Best M. Sc. thesis 2009 – Erik Degerstedt , LKAB
17.30 Summary and closure
Per-Erik Lindvall, LKAB
19.00 Dinner at Kulturens Hus
Bergforsk May 5th 2010
Workshop on R&D for sustainable mineral resources
LTU, C 305
Download Extended Abstracts of the presentations here
09.00 Welcome and practical matters
Ulf Marklund, General Manager Technology, Boliden Mineral AB and Chairman of the Programme Board for the Swedish Mining Research Programme
Overview of the Mining Research Programme
Lena Svendsen, Programme Manager, VINNOVA
4-dimensional geological modelling of mineral belts
Pär Weihed, Head of Department, Professor, LTU
Improved blasting results with precise initiation
Finn Ouchterlony, Professor, LTU
Rock support system in interaction with the rock
Erling Nordlund, Professor, LTU
10.50 Modelling of the interaction between charge and lining in tumbling mills
Pär Jonsén, Assistant Professor, LTU
Increased production systems effectiveness through condition monitoring and prognostics
Jan Lundberg, Professor LTU
Interactions in multi-component mineral systems
Oleg Antzutkin, Professor, LTU
13.00 Interactions in multi-component mineral systems
Caisa Samuelsson, Senior Lecturer, LTU
Tracing granular products using RFID
Bjarne Bergquist, Senior Lecturer, LTU
Nitrogen effluents from mine sites – environmental effects and removal of nitrogen in recipients
Anders Widerlund, Senior Lecturer, LTU
Attenuation of metals in tailings
Lars Lövgren, Senior Lecturer, Umeå University
14.50 Mine of the Future
Göran Bäckblom, Programme Director, RTC
16.00 Summary and closure
Ulf Marklund, Boliden Mineral AB