Technical Program

Learn from subject matter experts as they evaluate where critical mineral markets are today, as well where they are projected to go over the next decade.


9:00 am
Global Climate Change – Why are We Concerned about Climate Change and What Data is Out There to Support it?
John Uhrie, Energy Fuels Resources Inc. Lakewood, CO


9:30 am
Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Where Do Emissions Come From and How Can We Quantify This?
Anne Williamson, Wood Plc., Albuquerque, NM

10:00 am
Energy Production – How Can We Possibly make Enough “Green” Energy to Supply the World? Does Nuclear Need to be Part of the Equation
Zack Valdez, Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains, U.S. Department of Energy

11:00 am
Mobile Battery Storage / Nickel
Michelle Michot Foss, Rice University, Houston, TX

1:00 pm
Copper’s Role in the Clean Energy Transition and Protecting Critical Supply Chains
John Hippchen, Copper Development Association (CDA), McLean, VA
Sponsored by SRK Consulting

1:30 pm
Towards Improved Separation of Rare Earth Elements - Why and How?
Santa Jansone-Popova, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
Sponsored by SRK Consulting

2:00 pm
Mine Permitting
Katie Sweeney, National Mining Association, Washington, DC
Sponsored by SRK Consulting

3:00 pm
U.S. Smelter Needs
Mike Moats, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, MO
Sponsored by SRK Consulting

3:30 pm
General Overview in Determining Materials Criticality for Energy Needs
Rod Eggert, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
Sponsored by SRK Consulting


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