June 21-23, 2022
Golden, Colorado USA

Course Agenda

The information presented below applied to the planned 2020 session. Updated information for 2022 will be available soon.

Check-in is required for all participants on the first day of attendance. A continental breakfast is available before class on each day.

Tuesday • June 23
7:45Check-in and late registrationRegistration Desk
8:30Recycling: Changing Economics of Scale to the Economics of ScopeGerardo Alvear President, Gerardo Alvear and Associates, Hamburg, Germany
9:30Break
9:45Finally, a U.S. Secondary Copper SmelterMichael HymanDirector of Materials Recovery, Cohen Recycling, Middletown, OH
10:15Metals Recycling Partnerships at The Heritage GroupNigel Morrison, PresidentPIZO Technologies, The Heritage Group, Indianapolis IN
10:45Break
11:00Recovery and Refining of Precious Metals: 75th AnniversaryBrad CookVice President, Sabin Metal, Scottsville, NY
11:30Networking Time
12:00Lunch
1:00Zinc From Here to EternitySteve JamesConsulting Engineer: Non-Ferrous Metals Recovery and Recycling, Clarksville, TN
1:30Recycling Innovation and Technology at HarscoChris ByrneDirector – Innovation and Technology, Harsco Environmental, Kingston upon Thames, UK
2:00Break
2:15Refinery OperationsPhil ElbazV.P. of Supply Chain and Strategic Initiatives, Hussey Copper, Leetsdale, PA
2:45How a CSM Graduate is Creating Wealth from WasteHaley SalzwedelBusiness Development Contractor, Commodity Recycling Solutions, Fort Worth, TX
3:15Break
3:30A Day in the Life of a Scrap Metal RecyclerBob SchneiderAccount Manager/Buyer, J. Solotken & Co., Indianapolis, IN
4:00Social at Colorado School of Mines Coolbaugh Hall Atrium
Wednesday • June 24
8:30Lead Recycling: New Ways of Doing an Old ThingJoe GroganVice President, R&D, Gopher Resource, Eagan, MN
9:30Break
9:45Metals Recycling/Focus at AppleJoe LessardRecycling Design Engineer, Environmental Technologies, Apple, Cupertino, CA
10:15Tin Technology and RefiningAra AposhianGeneral Manager, Tin Technology & Refining, West Chester, PA
10:45Break
11:00Pitard's Sampling Check ListFrancis PitardPresident, Francis Pitard Sampling Consultants, Broomfield, CO
11:30Networking Time
12:00Lunch
1:00Recycling Aluminum: Value Chain PerspectiveAnne KvithydSenior Research Scientist, SINTF, Trondheim, Norway
1:30Production of Critical Materials as ByproductsPhilip KellerPh.D. Candidate, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
Corby AndersonHarrison Western, Professor, Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
2:00Break
2:15E-Scrap and Catalytic Converter RecyclingMotohiro KowakaTreasurer and Secretary, DOWA International, New York, NY
2:45Spent Catalyst Reuse or Metal Reclamation at PorocelShawn ThibodeauxMetal Reclaim/Logistics Manager, Porocel Industries, Houston, TX
3:15Break
3:30Precious Metal Recovery from Spent CatalystLaura JacksonCategory Manager, Precious Metals Shell Downstream, Houston, TX
4:00Social at Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum
Thursday • June 25
8:30Battery Recycling, Focusing on Cobalt and NickelJeroen HeulensDirector Pyrometallurgy (Recycling and Extraction Technologies), Umicore, Olen, Belgium
9:00Selective Extraction of Lithium from Spent Lithium BatteriesFrancois LaroucheMetallurgist, PhD Candidate Hydro-Quebec, Varennes, Quebec
9:30Break
9:45KBI and Lithium-Ion BatteriesTodd CoyExecutive Vice President,Kinburski Brothers International (KBI), Anaheim, CA
10:15New Challenges and Approaches to Recycling Automobile CatalystAustin HickmanLab Manager, PGM of Texas, Dripping Springs, TX
10:4525 Years Processing, Refining, and Trading Spent Automobile CatalystBecky BerubePresident, United Catalyst, Greenville, SC
11:15Adjourn