Critical Materials Forum - London 2023

10/10/2023, 12:30:00 PM - 10/10/2023, 3:30:00 PM



Critical Materials Forum - London 2023

Venue: Royal Society of Chemistry Library room, Burlington House, Piccadilly

Schedule: 10/10/2023 - 10/10/2023

Join Project Blue and the Minor Metals Trade Association for a free networking event in London focussing on the supply of critical materials for energy transition. Hear from Project Blue's senior leadership and invited keynote speakers on supply challenges from the perspective of government, investors, recyclers, and get the latest outlooks on key minor metals including lithium, cobalt, nickel, graphite, hafnium and zirconium. 

2:30pm arrival for refreshments and networking

3:00pm Welcome from the MMTA. Freya Kerwin

3:05pm “Setting the scene: critical materials for energy transition”. Dr Nils Backeberg, Project Blue. 

3:20pm Keynote: “Supplying the energy transition with critical materials – the investor perspective”. Simon Gardner Bond, TechMet.

3:40pm “Supply requirements for EV and battery materials: lithium, cobalt, nickel, graphite and REEs”. David Merriman, Project Blue.

4:00pm Keynote: “Supplying the energy transition with critical materials – the Australian perspective”. Ana Nishnianidze, Austrade

4:20pm “Meeting demand for carbon disclosure in critical metals supply chains”. Roheet Shah, CarbonChain. 

4:35pm “The Zirconium – Hafnium Paradox. Two elements with similar and vastly different properties and the recent wild ride of hafnium”. Bill Sharkey, Environmetals.

4:50pm “Panel discussion”. Keynotes and Project Blue.   


Royal Society of Chemistry - Library room

Burlington House




Map: Burlington House


Dr Nils Backeberg, Project Blue

Simon Gardner Bond, TechMet

David Merriman, Project Blue

Ana Nishnianidze, Austrade

Roheet Shah, CarbonChain

Bill Sharkey, Environmetals