Critical Elements Day

Thursday 23 November 2017, 9.30AM to 16:00

Speaker: Various

Solutions to the Challenges of Matching Increasing Demand

A free one-day symposium focussing on recovery of elements from waste streams

This symposium will feature the research highlights from the G8 Phytocat project, which studied the use of plants to extract metals from mine tailings.

Confirmed speakers

  • Chris Anderson, Massey University
  • Andrew Hunt, Khon Kaen University
  • Piat Piatkiewicz, Non-Ferrous Alliance 
  • Ian Fairlamb, University of York

We welcome proposals for short talks and posters

Who should attend?

This symposium would be of interest to academics and industrialists working in areas such as:

  • Non-ferrous metals
  • Catalysis (manufacture and use)
  • Batteries and other low-carbon energy mining
  • Biotechnology
  • Materials Chemistry

Critical Elements Day Programme (PDF  , 538kb)

Register your place for free by Monday 20 November 2017 at

Location: Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence (GCCE), University of York

Admission: Free


Telephone: +44(0)1904 324477