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REE Technical Workshop - Dec 5-6, 2019

by Eliza Ngai
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The next REE technical workshop will take place on December 5th and 6th at Saskatoon.  Saskatchewan Research Council will be hosting us for this workshop.  

 

FINAL AGENDA - THURSDAY DEC 5TH

 8:00 am               Registration / Networking

 8:30 – 8:35         Welcome, Logistics – Bryan Tisch

 8:35 – 8:40         Welcome – Mike Crabtree, President of SRC

 8:40 – 8:45         Opening Remarks – Janice Zinck and Ian London

 8:45 – 10:05       Research & Development

Update on CMIN REE Program – Bryan Tisch (CMIN)

Recent REE activities – Jack Zhang (SRC)

Recent activities in REE and case studies – Niels Verbaan (SGS)

Influence on and management of radioactivity in the development of a REE-U-Zn project in Greenland – Grant Feasby (FEAS)

REE in secondary sources – Janice Zinck (CMIN)

 10:05 – 10:20     Health Break

 10:20 – 12:00    Technological Advances I 

Processing of Rare Earths: Strategy of their separation – D.K. Singh (Bhabha Atomic Research Centre)

Separation technology and sensor-based sorting for REEs – Jack Zhang (SRC)

General progress on production of REOs from carbonatites – Jean-Francois Boulanger (UQAT)

Acid soaking – Chen Xia (CMIN)

Supercritical fluid extraction – Gisele Azimi (U of T)

 12:00 – 1:00       Lunch (provided)

 1:00 – 1:40         Technological Advances II 

REE in BC coal deposits: Characterization and Extraction - Preliminary Results - Vinoth Kumar K. (UBC)

Advanced synchrotron radiation techniques to study mine tailings – Andrew Grosvenor (U Sask)

 1:40 – 2:10         Industry Project Updates 

Search Minerals – Greg Andrews and Dave Dreisinger

Commerce – Darren Smith

Appia Energy – James Sykes

Defence Metals – Kris Raffle

Avalon – Dave Marsh

Innovation Metals – Patrick Wong

 2:10 – 3:10         International Collaborations and REE Supply Chain I

Highlights of U.S. Roundtable on REE – Bryan Tisch (CMIN)

Update on Critical Materials in the EU, the Trilateral and the REIA conference – Janice Zinck (CMIN)

Update on Canada-U.S. Critical Minerals Action Plan – Jonathan Terkel (CMIN)

 3:10 – 3:25         Health Break

 3:25 – 3:55         International Collaborations and REE Supply Chain II

Towards Establishing a REE Supply Chain in Canada – Constantine Karayannopoulos (NPM)

 3:55 – 4:55         Group Discussion – R&D requirement for establishing a REE supply chain in Canada

 4:55 – 5:00         Closing Remarks – Janice/Ian

 5:00 pm               End of Day