Speaker:  Guillaume Lefort, Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Cleanmetals SA

Abstract:  No easily recoverable metals should be left behind. We must look to both disruptive new technologies as well as optimisation of existing processes to maximise value and efficiency in the overall mining chain. To accomplish this, we need to play the long game and not rely on short-term, cash-flow driven decision making.

Bio:  Guillaume, a business graduate, had been successful in the financial and real estate industry, but was never satisfied with the impact his ventures had. He wanted to do something more meaningful. While looking at several business opportunities, he encountered an optimised cementation technology for recovering metals from wastewater, which is the topic of todays’ presentation. This, he believed, had interesting applications for metal recovery as compared to any existing technical offerings. Guillaume believes that improvements in the way industries think and work need to be initiated by external actors. He holds the belief that we know most of what we need to know with regards to the sciences, but that it is by doing things differently and in a holistic manner that we will make a difference. To that extent he does believe that biomimicry is essential to all future technological evolutions; and indeed, Cleanmetal's optimised cementation reactors are only an accelerated, optimised and dynamic version of well-understood natural processes.

This seminar will be presented by Webinar only

About JKMRC Friday Seminars 2023

Welcome to the 2023 Series of the JKMRC Friday Seminars.  The list of presentations will aim to cover a range of topics related to the minerals sector from decision making in exploration, new mineral processing technologies, social licence to operate and mine closure.

The JKMRC Friday Seminars will be presented often in person, at the Indooroopilly Mine Site Lecture Theatre, and also as webinar.  Registration for the webinar is required and can be made via the registration link in each seminar overview.

A large number of past webinars can be accessed on the SMI website: https://smi.uq.edu.au/webinars

Previous seminars have been uploaded to YouTube via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/smiuq

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