The 6th Hydrometallurgy Seminar

The 6th Hydrometallurgy Seminar

We regret to inform that the seminar is postponed due to the Corona-virus situation. We will consider arranging it in the autumn, if possible. Otherwise, we expect the seminar in March 2021 to go ahead as normal. We will keep registered participants posted (and also those who ask for it - e-mail us at 

Note: The event has been cancelled with Thon Hotel Opera. However, if you have booked additional nights directly with the hotel you need to cancel these yourself.

Date: Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th of March 2020

Venue: Thon Hotel Opera in Oslo

Organizer: University of Oslo on behalf of the Norwegian Hydrometallurgy Network

Tuesday 24th March

11:30 - 12:30


13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 14:30


Jon Petter Omtvedt (UiO)

Processing of minerals

14:00 - 14:25

Sustainability in the mineral and metal industry: Contributions from the AlSiCal project

Asuncion Aranda (IFE)

14:30 - 14:55

Circular economy in TiO2 pigment production

Øystein Rud (Kronos Titan)

15:00 - 15:25

Leaching of eudialite and the silicic acid challenge

Dag Øistein Eriksen (Primus.Inter.Pares)

15:30 - 15:55

New copper process and facility

Oluf Bøckman (Glencore Nikkelverk)

16:00 - 16:25

Mineral processing at NTNU

Rolf Arne Kleiv (NTNU)

Wednesday 25th March

Urban mining & recycling

09:00 - 09:50

Integrated CO2 capture and metal recycling: Toward molecular, environemental and economic synergy.

Invited speaker: Julien Leclaire (Université de Lyon)

10:00 - 10:15

Recovery of salts from fly ash processing

Simen Bergan (NOAH)

10:20 - 10:35


Christian Rosenkilde (Norsk Hydro)

10:40 - 10:55

To be annonuced

Sverre Lorentsen (Solberg Industri)

11:00 - 11:30


Selective separations/special measurements

11:30 - 12:20

Recovery of Critical Raw Materials using 3D printed scavengers

Invited speaker: Ari Väisänen (WeeeFINer Oy & Univ. Jyväskyä)

12:30 - 13:00

Studies of complex fluid flow systems using radiotracers

Liv Stavsetra (IFE)

13:00 - 14:00


Reports from on-going projects

14:00 - 14:25

The Fen Carbonatite Complex Norway: Probably the biggest REE deposit in Europe – Mineralogy and challenges for exploitation

Sven Dahlgren (Vestfold-Telemark fylkeskommune)

14:30 - 14:55

Prosess 21 - A Norwegian Green Shift Program

15:00 - 15:30


15:30 - 15:45

Fly ash as resource of metals

Eirik Nøst Nedkvitne (UiO)

15:50 - 16:00

Concluding Remarks

Jon Petter Omtvedt (UiO)


  • Registration and room reservation: 24th February



Associated Meetings

  • Tuesday 24th March, 9-11: Annual General Assembly for the Norwegian Hydromatallurgy Network 
  • Thursday 26th March, 9-13:NFR KPN-BIA PRICE project meeting

Thon Hotel Opera

  • A modern hotel right in the middle of Oslo
  • Easy access to all public transportation
  • Hotel web-site here

Previous Seminars

Picture by Helge Høifødt, from

Venue is right in the middle of Oslo, close to the main train station, the waterfront and the opera. 

Nettstedansavarlig: Jon Petter Omtvedt (UiO)