EU Industry Days 2021

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How the European Arctic secures the European Green Deal and industrial leadership with sustainable raw materials and batteries

Towards a climate neutral supply of crucial raw materials for a successful European Green Deal.

Over half of Europe’s most critical mineral and metals are found in the European Arctic of Sweden and Finland. The competence and capability through the whole value chain from raw material extraction, battery production, recycling and re-use of raw materials makes this region the most advanced and valuable ecosystem for sustainable mining in Europe, crucial in realizing the European Green Deal.

On March 17, Svemin, Swedish Association of Mines, Mineral and Metal Producers, FinnMin, the Finnish Mining Association, North Sweden European Office and Region Västerbotten invite you to a webinar in three sessions: mineral extraction, battery production and recycling.

The webinar is a local event organised in partnership with the European Commission. #EUIndustryWeek

> Watch the webinar from March 17 here


Mineral extraction; 13.00 – 13.50

Welcome and introduction to session
Maria Sunér, CEO Svemin

Keynote | European mining is key for a successful Green Deal
Rolf Kuby, Director Euromines

Keynote | Sustainable and circular use of raw materials from Nordic Countries
Mika Lintilä, Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland

The European Arctic as world leader in sustainable mining
Lisanne Raderschall & Andres Sanabria, Policy Analyst, Regional Development and Multi-level Governance Division, OECD

Supplying sustainable minerals and metals for a low-carbon future
Mikael Staffas, CEO Boliden

Setting a new world standard for mining and production of sponge iron – opening the way for a fossil-free iron and steel industry
Jan Moström, CEO LKAB

Panel discussion

Nils Torvalds, MEP, (RE)
Théo Berthet, Education Manager, EIT RawMaterials North
Linda Modig, MP Sweden, (Center party)
Joni Lukkaroinen, CEO Terrafame

Battery production; 14.00 – 14.50

Welcome and introduction to session
Jonas Lundström, Head of Enterprise, Innovation and Social Development, Region Västerbotten

Keynote | The European Battery Value Chain and Sustainable Raw Materials
Peter Handley, Head of Unit Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials, European Commission’s DG GROW

How to improve the sustainability of of battery chemicals and cell production
Ulla Lassi, Professor and Head of the Research Unit of Sustainable Chemistry, University of Oulu

Northvolt and the need for a sustainable European raw material supply
Hanna Schweitz, Director Metals and Raw Materials, Northvolt

Developing the Finnish electric vehicle battery value chain
Matti Hietanen, CEO Finnish Minerals Group

Graphite to anod materials
Mark Thompson, Founder & Managing Director of Talga Group Ltd

Panel Discussion

Bo Normark, Industrial Strategy Executive , InnoEnergy
Jakop Dalunde, MEP, (Greens)
Martin Hjerpe, Senior Vice President M&A and Strategy, Epiroc
Riikka Aaltonen, Senior Adviser, Mineral Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Finland

Recycling; 15.00 – 15.50

Welcome and introduction to session
Pekka Suomela, CEO FinnMin

Keynote | Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation, Sweden

TraceMet – tracing carbon footprint and recycled material for responsible value chains
Erik Lindblom, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

ReeMAP – LKAB to extract phosphorus and REE’s from mine waste
Ulrika Håkansson, Project Manager ReeMAP, LKAB

Outokumpu Tornio – One of the biggest recycler in Europe
Martti Sassi, President BA Ferrochrome, Outokumpu

Keeping metals in the loop – a necessity for electrification
Karin Ahnqvist, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Boliden Rönnskär

Panel Discussion

Erik Bergkvist, MEP, (S&D)
Elsi Katainen, MEP, (RE)
Mari Lundström, Assistant Professor Hydrometallurgy and Corrosion, Aalto University, Batteries Europe WG2 Chair
Janne Koivisto, Manager, Public Affairs, Fortum Recycling and Waste Solutions

Closing remarks
Mikael Jansson, Director North Sweden European Office

Moderator: Emma Härdmark, Director Communications, Svemin.

When: Wednesday, March 17
Time: 13.00 – 16.00 CET
Where: Online
Language: English

> More information on the EU Industry Days 2021 here.