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 intensified, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment recently launched a project Raakku rahaksi (Money from Mining waste) to form national working groups to tackle the issue. We continue contributing to this work by finding viable solutions to use mining waste as secondary raw material.

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Opening: Tailings: Walk the Talk!

Jutta Nuortila-Jokinen, Industry Professor, LUT University

Keynote: Success story – LKAB

Rickard Jolsterå, Senior Research Engineer, LKAB

Regulatory Challenges of Tailings Recovery in Finland and the Lack of Legal Knowledge

Saara Österberg, Researcher, UEF (note: in Finnish, summary in English)

European Perspective – Tailings as Raw Materials in the Current Geopolitical Realm

Olli Salmi, General Manager, EIT RawMaterials Baltic Sea Regional Centre

Health break (5 min.)


Panel discussion:

Let’s Talk about Tailings. Envision the Possible


Rickard Jolsterå, LKAB

Saara Österberg, UEF

Olli Salmi, EIT RawMaterials

Pekka Tanskanen, R&D Manager, Keliber

Jutta Kaisanlahti, Leading Specialist, ELY Centre Lapland

Moderator Inka Orko, Co-creation Manager, VTT

Organizers take-aways – highlights of the discussion

Antti Häkkinen, Professor, LUT University

Päivi Kinnunen, Research Team Leader, Metals and materials recovery, VTT

Priyadharshini Perumal, Postdoctoral Researcher, Oulu University

Tommi Kauppila, Research Professor, GTK

Closing words, Jutta Nuortila-Jokinen