14:00‐14:15 Scene setting by Prof. Dr. Eric Pirard, ULiège, Liège, Belgium
In this introduction we will address when and to what extent innovation is likely to affect demand and to what degree recycling is able
to impact/reduce demand. Additionally we will look into different options to meet future metal demand and what trade-offs they entail.
The PowerPoint presentation can be found on the institutional repository: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/264958
14:15‐14:25 Dr. Kurt Vandeputte, SVP Government Affairs Umicore, Antwerp, Belgium
In this section we intend to address to what extent recycling – including battery recycling – can contribute to overall metal
supply in the short to medium term. Furthermore it may be highlighted to what effect improvements in battery design have
on the need for primary metals.
14:25‐14:35 Mr. Dirk Nelen, R&D researcher sustainable material, VITO – Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Mol, Belgium
In this section we intend to elaborate on the ‘circularity’ of today’s economy and whether and when society can ever
become 100% circular.
14:35‐14:45 Dr. Carsten Rühleman, Chief Scientist of the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Member of the ISA Legal & Technical
In this section we intend to highlight the European potential of seabed minerals by providing an overview of the European
concessions and the total resource potential.
15:30‐ 16:00 Coffee break