The 8th Hydrometallurgy Seminar

The 8th Hydrometallurgy Seminar

Date: Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th March 2022

Venue: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo - Seminar room at 33rd floor

Organizer: The Norwegian Network for Hydrometallurgy

The hotel is situated ca 100 m North of the Central Railway Station in Oslo, Oslo S. It is the tallest building in Oslo and has very easy access, both from trains, metro, trams, busses and taxi.



  • Critical Raw Materials for Europe
  • Norwegian ore-deposits and recovery from them
  • Circular economy – examples
  • New technologies
  • The future of hydrometallurgy in Norway: Needs and strategies (Panel discussion)


We are now open for registration (click button to the left). If there will be new restrictions due to covid-19 on the number who can participate, we may have to use “first come – first serve.” It will also be possible to follow the seminar via Internet.

The seminar will start with lunch on Tuesday 15th at noon (12:00 in the bar at 34th floor) and be finished in the afternoon on Wednesday 16th. There will be a dinner on Tuesday evening. We recommend that room is booked individually as soon as possible. Free wi-fi and breakfast are included.

How to register and what is the cost?
Fill out the registration form by clicking on the button to the left. Registration deadline is Friday 25th of February 2022

The cost consists of the following items:

  • Day packet including lunch and refreshments for the 15th:        1 095,- kr
  • Dinner on the 15th (optional):                                                        795,- kr
  • Day packet including lunch and refreshments for the 16th:        1 095,- kr
  • Total (if all parts are ticked off):                                                  2 985,- kr


  • Room for one night (to be booked individually):                         1 795,- kr

Room must be paid to the hotel at departure. The cost of the seminar will be invoiced by SINTEF.

To participate via Internet the cost of access is NOK 500 per day.

Hydrometallurgical seminar - Tentative program

Tuesday 15th March 2022


  • Registration until 25th February



Associated Meetings

  • Hydrometallurgy Network General Assembly Monday 14th March

Previous Seminars





12:00 - 13:00

Registration, Lunch

13:00 - 13:15


Jon Petter Omtvedt 


Critical Raw Materials for Europe

Chair: Dag Øistein Eriksen

13:15 - 13:45

Norwegian ultramafic minerals as a resource of international importance

Michael Evans via net

Cambridge Carbon Co.

13:45 - 14:15

Høgtuva - Europe's Be-deposit

Sakalima Sikaneta

Metamorphic AS

14:15 - 14:45

Coffee, tea

Norwegian ore-deposits and recovery from them

Chair: Egil Skybakmoen


14:45 - 15:15


Asuncion Aranda


15:15 - 15:45

The Fen Carbonatite Complex – Basis for a Norwegian value chain for permanent magnets

Trond Watne

Norsk Mineral

15:45 - 16:15

Th as nuclear fuel

Jon Petter Omtvedt


16:15 - 16:45

Processing a Th-containing ore

Dag Øistein Eriksen

UiO/Primus.inter.pares AS



Wednesday 16th March 2022

Circular processes - examples

Chair: Jens-Petter Andreassen

09:00 - 09:30

Circular economy in TiO2 pigment production

Øystein Ruud/Terje Olavesen

Kronos Titan

09:30 - 10:00

Recovery of salts from fly ash processing

Simen Bergan


10:00 - 10:15

Coffee, tea

10:15 - 10:45

Battery recycling research and achievements at Chalmers University of Technology

Martina Petranikova

Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg

10:45 - 11:15


Sulalit Bandyopadhyay


11:15 - 11:30

Coffee, tea

New technologies

Chair: Christian Ekberg

11:30 - 12:00

MOFs as absorbents

Sachin Maruti Chavan


12:00 - 12:30

Antisolvent Crystallization in Hydrometallurgy

Kerstin Forsberg


12:30 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:30

Panel discussion: The future of hydrometallurgy in Norway: Needs and strategies

Participants: D.O. Hessen, and others to be confirmed

Moderator: Nina Dahl