Bergforsk - Gruvbranschens forum
Bergforsk is an arena where R&D-units, researchers, sponsors and societal stakeholders meet to prioritize and coordinate ongoing activities and future initiatives such as R&D programs, financing issues, reviews of plans etc. The mining industry and associated industries, as well as other basic primary industries, operate on a highly international market where research and development is a necessary and integral part of the business. The work spans many issues, ranging from exploration, rock and mining engineering, mineral processing, environment and process IT to economics, law and social aspects.
The 7th Bergforsk Annual Meeting was focused on
Innovations and sustainable mining.
Bergforsk May 4th 2011, Kulturens Hus Luleå

Innovations and sustainable mining

09.00 – 10.00 Registration, coffee and tea
Come early and meet old and new friends and colleagues.
10.00 Welcome address – Per-Erik Lindvall, Chairman of the Bergforsk Foundation and
Senior Vice President Technology & Business Development , LKAB
10.15 Frank Nilsson, chief of staff, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications
10.45 Mineral policy – threat or opportunity? Jan Magnusson Director General, SGU
11.15 Mineral market in a super-cycle Bjarne Schieldrop, Chief analyst, Commodities, SEB
11.45 Discussion
12.30 Lunch
14.00 Automation, particularly robotics Declan Vogt, Strategic Research Manager at the Centre for Mining Innovation, CSIR, South Africa
14.30 Company presentation – Kittilä mine Sari Koivisto, Agnico-Eagle
15.00 Centre for Advanced Mining and Metallurgy Professor Pär Weihed, Luleå University of Technology
16.00 What will mining look like by 2030? Johan Hedlin, Nordic Rock Tech Centre
16.30 Best Ph. D. Lic and M.Sc. theses 2010 Awards presented by Per-Erik Lindvall, LKAB and Vice-Chancellor Johan Sterte, LTU.
16.45 Presentations by the award winners
Best M.Sc. theses 2010, Thomas Wettainen – ”Analysis and prediction of caving in Printzsköld”
Best Lic. 2010, Fatai Ikumapayi – ”Recycling of Process Water and Flotation Selectivity”
Best Ph. D., Fredrik Engström – ”Mineralogical Influence on Leaching Behaviour of Steelmaking Slags”
17.30 Summary and closure Per-Erik Lindvall, LKAB
19.00 Dinner at Kulturens Hus
Bergforsk May 5th 2011, Lulea University of Technology, C305

Workshop on R&D for sustainable mineral resources

09.00 Welcome and practical matters, presentation of The mining research program,Ulf Marklund, General Manager Technology,
Boliden Mineral AB and Chairman of the Programme Board for the Swedish Mining Research Programme
09.10 Current trends and information on European Raw Materials issues
Margareta Groth, VINNOVA
Presentations of result from focus areas
09.20 4-dimensional geological modelling of mineral belts Pär Weihed, Head of Department, Professor, LTU. Read abstract
09.40 Improved blasting results with precise initiation Jonny Sjöberg, Itasca Consultants AB. Read abstract
10.00 Rock support system in interaction with the rock Erling Nordlund, Professor, LTU. Read abstract
10.50 Modelling of the interaction between charge and lining in tumbling mills
Pär Jonsén, Assistant Professor, LTU. Read abstract
11.10 Increased production systems effectiveness through condition monitoring and prognostics Jan Lundberg, Professor LTU, Rajiv Dandotiya and Filip Berglund, LTU. Read abstract
11.30 Interactions in multi-component mineral systems Oleg Antzutkin, Professor, LTU. Read abstract
13.00 Wise process routes for varying feedstock in base metal extraction
Caisa Samuelsson, Senior Lecturer, LTU. Read abstract
13.20 Tracing Granular Products Using RFID Bjarne Bergquist, Senior Lecturer, LTU. Read abstract
13.40 Nitrogen effluents from mine sites – environmental effects and removal of nitrogen in recipients Anders Widerlund, Senior Lecturer, LTU. Read abstract
14.00 Attenuation of metals in tailings Lars Lövgren, Senior Lecturer, Umeå University. Read abstract
14.30 Summary and closure Ulf Marklund, Boliden Mineral AB