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Today’s Mine Tailings are Tomorrow's Construction Materials – Here’s How

Presented by Reza Hedayat
Sponsored by Newmont and Freeport-McMoRan

$20 Member | $45 Non-member | $5 SME Student Member

The conversion of mine tailings (MTs) into sustainable construction materials presents an innovative solution that addresses the mining industry's environmental and human impacts and the construction sector's sustainability needs. MTs are finely ground residuals after the valuable metals and minerals extracted from the ore beneficiation process. The handling and storage of MTs are costly and pose significant environmental and safety risks, including air pollution, leaching of heavy metals, and tailings dam failures. Reusing MTs provides promising opportunities to promote a circular economy by reducing the need to consume natural resources, decreasing MTs deposition, and providing cheaper and more sustainable materials for building and construction. This webinar starts with characterizing MTs and evaluating their physical, mineralogical, and chemical properties. Then, it provides an overview of our explored technologies for producing sustainable building materials, specifically geopolymer bricks, lightweight aggregates, and ceramics, all derived from MTs. By the end of the webinar session, attendees will gain valuable insights into the feasibility and performance of these sustainable materials all derived from MTs.

Dr. Reza Hedayat is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. Dr. Hedayat's research interests focus on non-destructive evaluation of materials and structures, multi-scale studies of geomaterials, and sustainable construction materials. Dr. Hedayat is the recipient of the Early Career Award from the US Department of Energy, Cook Ph.D. Dissertation award from the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) and the Manuel Rocha Medal Runner-Up Award from the International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM).

Meeting Details:
Location: Live Webcast
Starts: 6/13/2024 10:00 am MT
Ends: 6/13/2024 11:00 am MT

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Email: cs@smenet.org
12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: 720.738.4085
Fax: 303.973.3845
 



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Mining and Gender: 5 Ways to Improve Your Job and Your Company

Presented by Jodi Liss

$45 Member | $90 Non-member | $10 SME Student Member

Despite recent public statements and efforts by many mining companies, women account for less than 16% of the workforce in mining. So why is it so hard to get — and keep — great women in mining? Part of it is the work environment. Women in mining can face headwinds when it comes to promotions, work-life balance, unconscious bias and more. Sure, human resources and management need to shoulder most of the burden when it comes to building a more inclusive company. But there are things individuals can do to address these issues and make their jobs, and their lives, easier. This webinar specifically talks about five different strategies that can be implemented at the grass roots or individual level: support groups, mentoring, gender champions, grievance mechanisms, and more flexible career paths. It also talks about possible low-hanging fruit that are easy for companies to pursue, and which will make the lives of their female employees better. The idea for this webinar was suggested by those who had taken Resource Stakeholders’ e-course, “Building a Gender-Inclusive Company”, which is designed primarily for human resources personnel and management.


Jodi Liss is the Director of The Center for Resource Stakeholders. She has worked on issues of extractive industries for the United Nations and the World Bank, and taught Energy, Environmental and Resource Security for New York University. Also an experienced instructional designer who has built online courses for multiple universities, she has developed e-trainings on natural resource management for and with civil society groups in the United States, Uganda and Argentina. Her writings on the social impacts of energy and mining have been published in Negotiation Journal and elsewhere. 

Meeting Details:
Location: Live Webcast
Starts: 6/20/2024 10:00 am MT
Ends: 6/20/2024 11:00 am MT

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Email: cs@smenet.org
12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: 720.738.4085
Fax: 303.973.3845



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Energy Trends Impacting Business

Presented by Ron Miller
$45 Member | $90 Non-member | $10 SME Student Member

Mankind is finding more and more uses for energy as demand grows, while the energy sector is seeing huge changes and trends that business leaders need to consider. Some of these trends include: renewables and battery price declines, California “Duck Curve”, energy storage, nuclear energy, EVs, renewables impact on prices, solar-to-steam, the U.S. shale oil revolution and investment, methane flaring, and reducing emissions. The key for business leaders is to anticipate and exploit these energy trends to improve their business while remaining good stewards of the environment.


Ron Miller is an energy industry expert creating value by analyzing assets, markets, technologies, and power usage to identify, monetize, and implement profitable energy and de-carbonization projects. He is a Professional Engineer/MBA/Certified Energy Manager/Renewable Energy Professional experienced in developing and leading global energy projects in the renewable energy, conventional power, and fuels industries, before founding Reliant Energy Solutions LLC. His global energy consultancy provides analysis for energy supply and demand, energy reliability, feasibility, fuel and energy efficiency, and de-carbonization. He has led energy project development at ExxonMobil, Xcel Energy, AECOM, Rio Tinto, and Newmont Corporation. Ron holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA in Finance from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

Meeting Details:
Location: Live Webcast
Starts: 7/9/2024 2:00 pm MT
Ends: 7/9/2024 3:00 pm MT

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Email: cs@smenet.org
12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: 720.738.4085
Fax: 303.973.3845



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The Battery Electric Vehicle Meets the Clean Energy Challenge

Presented by Ron Miller

$45 Member | $90 Non-member | $10 SME Student Member

The de-carbonization of our modern global society is moving forward at a rapid pace, with increased renewable energy supplies and the replacement of internal combustion engines (ICE) with battery electric vehicles (BEV). The BEV market will be driven by: 1) BEV power demand, 2) capacity planning for generation and grid improvements, 3) market leader advantages, 4) key minerals required and their location, and supply chain constraints, and 5) the advantages for one country to lead BEVs development. Identifying the what, why, and how of this dynamic changeover will be key for business leaders as they anticipate, understand, and exploit to improve their business during the future acceleration toward BEVs.


Ron Miller is an energy industry expert creating value by analyzing assets, markets, technologies, and power usage to identify, monetize, and implement profitable energy and de-carbonization projects. He is a Professional Engineer/MBA/Certified Energy Manager/Renewable Energy Professional experienced in developing and leading global energy projects in the renewable energy, conventional power, and fuels industries, before founding Reliant Energy Solutions LLC. His global energy consultancy provides analysis for energy supply and demand, energy reliability, feasibility, fuel and energy efficiency, and de-carbonization. He has led energy project development at ExxonMobil, Xcel Energy, AECOM, Rio Tinto, and Newmont Corporation. Ron holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA in Finance from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

Meeting Details:
Location: Live Webcast
Starts: 8/6/2024 2:00 pm MT
Ends: 8/6/2024 3:00 pm MT

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Contact SME
Email: cs@smenet.org
12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle
Englewood, CO 80112
Phone: 720.738.4085
Fax: 303.973.3845


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