On 30th November 2021, the Critical Minerals Association, The Geological Society Business Forum and IOM3 welcomed industry experts and representatives to Burlington House for a series of talks and discussions on the current state of play, the challenges, and the opportunities that lie ahead for the UK in securing the materials it needs to deliver the green industrial revolution.
The event began with an APPG Critical Minerals breakfast reception in the House of Commons where Minister for Industry, Lee Rowley, outlined the importance of critical minerals and UK’s Government support for the domestic sector, to be included in the Critical Minerals strategy 2022.
The event concluded with a drinks reception welcoming wider industry, government officials and support services.
We would like to thank Alexander Stafford MP and Baroness Northover for their continuous support of the APPG Critical Minerals and for actively engaging with the industry.
We would like to thank our co-convenors, The Geological Society of London, IOM3 for their support, and our sponsors, Mkango Resources, SRK Consulting, Pensana and Hypromag.
The revival of critical mineral extraction in the UK is truly under way, with many fantastic and innovative companies navigating the complex landscape of mineral rights, planning permission systems, finance, environmental, social and, governance. The success of the industry depends on the UK Government’s willingness to take urgent action and create an enabling domestic environment, one that not only allows UK-based projects to thrive, but that also attracts foreign investment into the country.
We look forward to welcoming you all again next year!
You can watch session recordings here.
appg critical minerals speech
Alexander Stafford, Vice-Chair APPG Critical Minerals
Hannah Hughes & Robin Shail, Camborne School of Mines
from research to mine
Ed Loye, E-Tech Resources
Global supply chains
Darryn Quayle, Worley
responsible sourcing of critical minerals
Sarah Gordon, Satarla; Fiona Cessford, SRK Consulting
The uk's geological potential
Paul Lusty, British Geological Society
UK domestic mining opportunity - tungsten west
Max Denning, Tungsten West
Community engagement & UK Mining
Jeff Harrison, Cornwall Resources
UK Domestic Mining opportunity - Woodsmith project
Elly Shaw, Anglo American
UK Domestic Mining challenges - mineral rights, planning, permitting
Mike Armitage, SRK Consulting
What the UK has to Offer – Midstream: less common metals
Ian Higgins, Less Common Metals
What the UK has to Offer – Midstream: Pensana
Paul Atherley, Pensana
What the UK has to Offer –Recycling: Techmet
Simon Gardner-Bond, TechMet
Achieving net zero - how realistic is this?
Panel discussion with Frances Wall, Camborne School of Mines; Richard Herrington, Natural History Museum; Robert Pell, Minviro, Veera Johnson, Circulor; Ben Kilby, Britishvolt