IMPC 2024 - International Mineral Processing Congress

Washington, DC

9/29/2024 8:00 AM - 10/3/2024 5:00 PM EST

IMPC 2024: 32nd IMPC-International Mineral Processing Congress, September 29 - October 3rd, 2024

Mineral Processing for the Energy Transition

The IMPC 2024 draws together the world’s leading experts to promote, discuss and reveal the latest advances in the science and technology of mineral processing. The structure of global energy supply and demand is undergoing a dramatic transformation with shifts towards renewable and alternative sources of electric power and the electrification of transportation. This energy revolution begins with the supply of metals and minerals required to support existing and new methods of electricity generation, electric vehicles, power infrastructure, small and large-scale energy storage, and other related technology.

Mineral processing plays an increasingly important role in securing the cost effective supply of a wide range of critical and non-critical metals and minerals, including iron and steel, copper, aluminum, gold, silver, nickel, uranium, zinc, titanium, lithium, cobalt, manganese, platinum group metals, rare earth elements, phosphate, soda ash, limestone, and aggregates.

IMPC 2024 focuses on topics key in advancing the mineral processing sector, including:

  • energy resources,

  • human capital,

  • new processes and technologies,

  • the interface between research and industry,

  • the integrated value chain,

  • optimization of existing processes, and

  • sustainability.

Be a part of this important program

Program Deadlines:
August 15, 2023                    Abstracts Due
October 2023                          Accepted authors notified
December 15, 2023                Draft papers due for review
May 2024                                Final paper due
Authors are notified of acceptance in October 2023.  Final manuscripts are mandatory for inclusion in the proceedings. 

Become a Volunteer

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IMPC Council Members

Ralph Holmes (President)
Robin Batterham
Cyril O’Connor
John Marsden
David Deglon
Valentin Chanturiya
Jim Finch
Diana Drinkwater
Rod Elvish
Brij Moudgil
Romke Kuyvenhoven
Han Long
Pablo Brito-Parada
Jan Cilliers
Guven Onal
Barun Gorain
Ronel Kappes
Silvia Franca

IMPC Organizing Committee

John Marsden (IMPC 2024 Chair)
Ronel Kappes (IMPC 2024 Co-Chair)
Tarun Bhambhani (IMPC 2024 Co-Chair)
Jan Cilliers (IMPC Council, UK-based)
Romke Kuyvenhoven (IMPC Council, Chile-based)

SME Staff

Melanie Penoyar-Perez (SME COO)
Tara Davis (SME Director, Content Dev & Programs)
Shalea Hardison (SME Director of Marketing)
Cori Knasinski (SME Director of Meetings)

Technical Committee-Focus Area Leads

Energy Minerals - Martin Rudolph
Innovation, Research and Development - Courtney Young

  • Comminution - Mike Daniel
  • Physical Separations - Teresa McGrath
  • Flotation - Tarun Bhambhani
  • Extractive Metallurgy - Janet Baron
Integrated Value Chain
  • Geometallurgy and Process Mineralogy - Isabel Barton
  • Plant Design - Dave Meadows
  • Process Control, Modelling & Simulation - Aaron Noble
  • Tailings - Dirk Van Zyl
  • Dry Processing - Komar Kawatra
  • Strategic Minerals/REE Processing - Rick Honaker
  • Water Management - Robert Dunne
Human Capital - Diana Drinkwater

About the Conference

Attendees can expect a robust technical program with keynote and plenary speakers. An optional field trip provides first-hand look at best practices in the area. Exciting social and networking opportunities round out IMPC 2024.

Conference proceedings will be published digitally and will represent the current state of the art in mineral processing.

Registration will open spring of 2024.

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