From Tailings to Future Products

From Tailings to Future Products April 28, 2022, 9:00-11:00 (UTC+3 Finnish time) What to do with tailings? With this question we continue the Circular Minerals Webinar Series launched in February by VTT, Geological Survey of Finland, University of Oulu and LUT University. Since then, the work on residues from the mining and processing industry has …

Circular Economy needs Mining Engineers

The mining industry is an important business line in Finland, offering many international job opportunities. How to attract new students to study mining engineering is an ongoing question; “If only I knew, I would act immediately!” exclaims Saija Luukkanen, director of Oulu Mining School. Public debate highlights the disadvantages of mining, but little is said …

Local Mining Projects Easily Become National Issues

Local Mining Projects Easily Become National Issues When there are real concerns about mining, a simple mineral exploration project can trigger a long period of uncertainty, resulting in stress and anxiety about the future. The current Finnish legislation does not provide clear opportunities for municipalities nor their residents to prevent mines from being established in …

How to Solve Mining Water Issues?

Janne Kauppi knows how to solve the greatest environmental challenges in mining. The Senior Manager of Metso Outotec’s Ideation Program talked about big issues at Xplorer’s morning coffee. In the COVID-19 era, morning coffee is served over Zoom, but that doesn’t dampen the mood with Janne Kauppi. He has a 30-year history of working with …

NEW Webinar: Sustainable Development Approaches in Engineering Research and Education

Welcome to participate in a series of webinars Sustainable Development approaches in Engineering Research and Education The three main thematic areas are: 1) Responsible mining aspects 2) Digitalisation in mining 3) Sustainability and Circular Economy. Starting 9 April 2021, alternately every week, a researcher/expert from Finland, Russia, and Austria will present on their area of …