The topics that were covered in the Conference programme are given below.
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The global lead market has experienced strong growth in recent years, driven in particular by the remarkable rate of development of several emerging economies. The session involves overviews of global and regional developments, together with detailed examinations of the lead-acid battery market and the technological breakthroughs which are promising an ever more exciting future.
Lead - Powering Ahead
Helen Matthews, Wood MacKenzie, UK
Outlook for Lead in Asia
Huw Roberts, CHR Metals, UK
The Growth of Lead in India
Hindustan Zinc, India
Advanced Batteries for New Applications and Markets
Michel Baumgartner, Eurobat, Belgium
What Next for Lead Battery Technology?
David Wilson, Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium, UK
Lead is one of the most highly regulated substances in the world and scientific and policy developments continue to change the legislative environment. This session compares and contrasts existing regulations in Europe, North America and Asia and seeks to give an insight into what the future may hold for producers and downstream manufacturers.
The Regulatory Environment - Preparing for Tomorrow, Today
Steve Binks, International Lead Association, UK
Overall Trends and Drivers in EU Regulation: Just a Threat or Will there be Opportunities?
Violaine Verougstraete and Hugo Waeterschoot, Eurometaux, Belgium
Regulatory Trends in North America
Robert Steinwurtzel, Mark Delaquil and Thomas Hogan, Association of Battery Recyclers, USA
Regulatory Trends in China and Impacts on the Lead Industry
Shen Yang and Wang Ye, Beijing General Research Institute of Mining & Metallurgy, (BGRIMM) China
How can science be used to develop legislation? What innovative approaches have companies adopted to meet the never ending regulatory demand to reduce occupational and environmental exposures to lead? This session aims to provide some practical solutions to the chanllenges outlined in Session 2.
Addressing Regulatory Challenges Through Science
Craig Boreiko, International Lead Zinc Research Organization, USA
Advances in US Lead Producer Emissions Controls
Russell Kemp, Environ International Corp, USA
Possibilities of a Slag-free System in the Secondary Lead World
Mark Stevenson, EcoBat, Australia
The Integrated CX Process: Developments in Lead-Acid Battery Recycling
Massimo Maccagni, Engitec Technologies SpA, Italy
Batteries in Cross Wires - How Industry Finds Replies to Legislative Challenges
Karsten Kurz, Exide Technologies and Eckhard Fahlbusch, EFA BATT Consulting, Germany, and Michel Baumgartner, EUROBAT, Belgium
Occupational Health - Meeting Existing and Future Challenges
Andy Banks, EcoBat Technologies, UK
Sustainability has become a mainstream rather than just a green agenda. This is exemplified by the European Union’s new growth strategy, EU2020, which includes a flagship initiative to shift to a resource-efficient, low-carbon economy to achieve sustainable growth. What does sustainability mean for the lead industry and how can we ensure that the contribution of lead to a sustainable society is recognised?
The session will highlight where lead-based technologies are already delivering environmental, social and economic benefits and activities that are needed to take advantage of future opportunities.
Creating Sustainable Value: Maximizing the Sustainability Opportunities of the Lead Industry
Jon Woodhead, Two Tomorrows, UK
The Role of Lead in Innovative Transport Solutions
John Likarish, Doe Run, USA
Renewable Energy Storage Solutions
Mark Bricker, East Penn Manufacturing
Lead - The New ECO Building Material
Doug Weston, Lead Sheet Association, UK
Lead Recycling: A Sustainability Success Story
Alistair Davidson, International Lead Association, UK
Community Relations Work at Teck Resources
Richard Deane, Teck Metals Limited, Canada
Developing Environmentally Sound Lead Battery Recycling in the Developing World
David Hanrahan, Blacksmith Institute, USA
Identifying and Remediating Contaminated Sites - The Legacy and the Challenges
Brian Wilson, International Lead Management Center, UK
The Aluminium Story: One Sector’s Experience of Using Sustainabilty Indiciators
Chris Bayliss, International Aluminium Institute, UK
Lead Action 21 - Delivering on ILA’s Global Sustainability Initiative
Andy Bush, International Lead Association, UK