BRIMM Webinar – Decarbonization of Mines: From Challenges to Opportunities

Sustainable Mine Energy Systems,

We are excited to officially launch our Sustainable Mine Energy Systems theme with this webinar: Decarbonization of Mines: From Challenges to Opportunities. This webinar will feature presentations on developing clean energy solutions, uses for biochar in carbon capture and remediation, carbon capture in tailings, and blockchain applications in mining.

The webinar will consist of a brief introduction by our host BRIMM Director, John Steen followed by four presentations, each approximately 20 minutes long, for a total of approximately 90 minutes, with 30 minutes for questions to follow.

The webinar will be held on May 25th, 2021 at 2:00 pm PDT (7:00 am AEST & 9:00 pm GMT).

Register here or at the bottom of the page. Thank you for joining us and we look forward to sharing our research with you.

Host: Dr. John Steen, BRIMM Director

2:00-2:05 Pacific: Welcome and Introduction, Dr. John Steen

2:05-2:25 Pacific: Developing Clean Energy Solutions for Decarbonization of Mine Energy Systems, Dr. Ali Madiseh

Ali Madiseh, Theme Lead and Assistant Professor in the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering

2:25-2:45 PDT Biochar for carbon capture and mine remediation; Drs. Tony Bi, Sue Baldwin, and Gary Bull

Tony Bi is a Professor in UBC’s Chemical and Biological Engineering Department and Director of UBC’s Clean Energy Research Centre

Sue Baldwin is a Professor in UBC’s Chemical and Biological Engineering Department and BRIMM’s Mining Microbiome theme leader

Gary Bull is a Professor in UBC’s Department of Forest Resources and Management

2:45-3:05 PDT Carbon capture in mine tailings​; Dr. Greg Dipple

Greg Dipple is a Professor at UBC’s Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Department and the previous BRIMM Director

3:05-3:25 PDT Blockchain applications in mining and tracking carbon footprints of metals; Drs. Vicki Lemieux, Harish Krishnan, and Greg Leach

Vicki Lemieux is an Associate Professor in UBC’s School of Information and lead of UBC’s Blockchain research cluster

Harish Krishnan is a Professor in UBC’s Sauder School of Business, Operations and Logistics Division

Greg Leach is the CEO of Blockhead Technologies, a global blockchain solutions company focused on resource sector applications

3:25-4:00 PDT: Questions

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