Researcher Conversation Series – By-product Potential (Te, W, Bi)


“Tracing potential by-products Te, Bi and W through beneficiation at Björkdal Gold Mine, Sweden” Met4Tech Researcher, Lara Tritton, delivered this month’s talk, followed by a facilitated discussion. The transition to a net-zero world comes with vast material demands, which need to be met responsibly and with minimal environmental impact. Some of the critical or technology […]

Researcher Conversation Series – CircularChem

Creating Policies for the Implementation of a Circular Economy for Chemicals in the UK Delivered by a guest speaker, Katie Lamb, who is a researcher from CircularChem. CircularChem is another circular economy centre from the NICER Programme, which Met4Tech sits within. Katie’s research is focussed on developing evidence-based policies for the implementation of a circular […]

Researcher Conversation Series – A Circular Value Chain for Cobalt

Working Towards a Circular Value Chain for Cobalt Delivered by Tom Fairlie, Senior Sustainability Manager at the Cobalt Institute. Launched in 2022, the Cobalt Institute’s Circular Economy Work Programme investigates CE models across the entire cobalt value chain while providing actionable recommendations to achieve a sustainable and inclusive cobalt industry. Extraction, product design, and the […]

Researcher Conversation Series – Metal Health Service (MHS)

Metal Health Service Delivered by guest speaker Dr. Ebad Bagherpour of the NICER Programme’s Circular Metals Centre, followed by facilitated discussion. More than 80% of metallic components at the end of their service have perfect physical dimensions but reduced mechanical performance due to fatigue damage. Such fatigued components can be effectively reused if they can […]

Industry Stakeholder Workshop on Green Technology Critical Metal Recycling

Met4Tech and SonoCat held a Stakeholder Engagement meeting at the University of Glasgow on the 11th/12th of October. We over 50 people registered for the event and there were a range of talks from academic and industrial groups. A lot of new contacts were made particularly in the processing of WEEE and photovoltaic devices. There […]