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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.

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appg critical minerals speech

Alexander Stafford, Vice-Chair APPG Critical Minerals

geological overview

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

Critical Minerals & The UK’s Green Industrial Revolution Conference

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