About Circular Economy Seminar

The Materials Processing Institute is pleased to announce the first in a series of seminars on subjects linked to the challenges presented by the transition to Net Zero.

Registration and Buffet Lunch – 12:15pm – 1:00pm

Presentations – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

This seminar will focus on the Circular Economy and will comprise of the following four presentations:

1. An Introduction to the Circular Economy

Dr Lucy Smith, Group Manager, Circular Economy, will provide an overview of the Circular Economy and how the Institute is implementing Industrial Symbiosis and other strategies to support the Foundation Industries and their supply chains.

2. Recovery of Zinc from Iron and Steelmaking By-products

Dr Tutu Sebastian, Senior Researcher in the Institute’s Circular Economy Group, will discuss how the Institute is researching the removal of zinc from iron and steelmaking by-products to support a circular economy.

3. Lithium-ion Battery Recycling

Chris Smith, Technical Collaborator in the Institute’s Circular Economy Group, will discuss the process of Lithium-ion Battery Recycling and the research being undertaken by the Institute to make this process as environmentally friendly as possible.

4. An Introduction to PRISM

Joe Lee, Project Manager of PRISM, the Institute’s Programme of Research and Innovation for the UK Steels and Metal Sector, will discuss the various grant funding available to those looking to invest in innovation.

A buffet lunch is included which will be available during Registration from 12:15pm.


This seminar is being hosted by Materials Processing Institute with support from Tees Valley Business, which is the Local Growth Hub for the Tees Valley, established by the Tees Valley Mayor and Combined Authority.

The seminar is being run as part of the PRISM programme funded by Innovate UK.

Event Overview

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Materials Processing Institute

Event Dates:

Wednesday 14th December 2022

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12:15 – 15:00

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