The 6th Hydrometallurgy Seminar

The 6th Hydrometallurgy Seminar

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)