Prof. Dr. ir. Jo Dewulf works at the Department of Green Chemistry and Technology, Ghent University, Belgium. He leads the Sustainable Systems Engineering group and focuses on clean production with emphasis on resources, relying mainly on thermodynamic principles and life cycle thinking. Apart from methodological improvements, implementations and collaborations with industrial partners have been put in practice in three areas: fine chemicals and pharma, agro/bio/food, and secondary and primary raw materials. He has more than 230 articles in international peer reviewed journals included in the Web of Science (Science Citation Index Expanded only), with about 7000 citations and an h-index of 44.
Dr. Rodrigo Alvarenga works at the Department of Green Chemistry and Technology, Ghent University (Belgium), at the Sustainable Systems Engineering group. He is a seasoned expert in sustainability management through Life Cycle Approaches, with experience in implementing sustainability assessment and providing methodological development throughout different sectors (agricultural, bioenergy, food, waste management, chemical, and construction). He is the co-author of 4 book chapters and co-editor of 1 book, on top of having 17 scientific articles in international peer reviewed journals, with approximately 400 citations and an h-index of 11 (scopus).
David Sanjuan Delmás
David Sanjuan Delmás holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Technology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, Spain) and is currently a postdoc researcher at the Department of Green Chemistry and Technology, Ghent University (Belgium), at the Sustainable Systems Engineering group. He has extended expertise on applying sustainability tools such as life cycle assessment (LCA) to different systems. His Ph.D. focused on the analysing environmental of the drinking water network and urban agriculture systems. He is now working on assessing the sustainability of waste management systems and the environmental impacts of mining in Europe.
Jeroen B. Guinee
Dr. ir. Jeroen Guinée is associate professor at the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) at Leiden University in The Netherlands. He has more than 30 years experience and a completed PhD in LCA. He was project leader and editor of the Dutch "Handbook on life cycle assessment - Operational guide to the ISO standards" published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in 2002. He has been involved as senior-researcher and WP-leader in numerous EU FP5-FP7 and H2020 projects, authored and co-authored more than 70 articles in international scientific journals, contributed to several books, supervises 5 PhD students and several postdocs, and teaches a course on LCA Theory, Practice and Reporting for second year master students. Recently, his focus has been on LCA of emerging technologies.
Lauran van Oers
Drs Lauran van Oers graduated as a biologist in 1988 at Leiden University, with a major in Environmental Science. He has been employed as a researcher at the Centre of Environmental Science since 1989. Research areas are among others: Life Cycle Assessment, Material Flow Accounting, Environmental Extended Input Output Analysis and combinations thereof. He has a wide experience in product and materials related studies, both methodology development (e.g. impact assessment of the depletion of abiotic resources) and case studies (e.g. biofuels). He also is experienced in SFA studies, especially in the area of heavy metals and nutrients.
Rita Schulze is working as a PostDoc at CML, Leiden University in Work Package 2 of the SUPRIM Project. She has a background in environmental science and management, and has been working mainly in the field of life cycle assessment, both in research and certification. Before joining SUPRIM, she was working on the EREAN project (European Rare Earth Magnet Recycling Network) which deals with the recycling of rare earth elements from Nd-Fe-B magnet scrap.
Luleå University of Technology
Glenn Bark is a Senior Lecturer in Ore Geology at the division of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering of Luleå University of Technology. In his research, he addresses the ways ore mineral chemistry (trace element distribution and quantification) and ore textures are related to the formation and deformation of hydrothermal ores such as mainly orogenic gold but also volcanic massive sulphides and iron-oxide copper-gold deposits. Analytical data and interpretation is used for the generation of mineral exploration tools, ore genetic models and optimization of the extractive process mineralogy of the investigated ores. He has mainly focused on gold, but also silver, tungsten, antimony, selenium and cobalt (Au, Ag, W, Sb, Se, Co).
Tobias C. Kampmann
Tobias C. Kampmann is a post-doctoral researcher in Ore Geology at Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden. He has an educational background from RWTH Aachen University, Germany (B.Sc. in applied geosciences, 2007–2010.) and Lund University, Sweden (M.Sc. in bedrock geology, 2010–2012). From 2012 to 2017, Tobias Kampmann worked as a PhD student at LTU, Sweden. The resulting PhD thesis on ore formation and structural controls at the Falun polymetallic deposit, south-central Sweden, received the Vattenfall award for best PhD thesis at LTU in 2017. Tobias Kampmann’s research interests include, but are not limited to, ore-forming processes, as well as 3D/4D modelling, technical innovation and sustainability issues in mining and exploration.
Mats Lindblom is a Development Engineer, HR & Sustainability at Boliden Mines. Among his responsibilities are HSE activities like environmental permit applications, mining concessions, monthly reporting, OMS routine development, internal audits, management of chemicals, safety/seveso reports. Earlier at Chemrec AB he was working as Senior Process Specialist on several feasibility studies/projects for commercial scale production of renewable automotive fuels. He holds the technical licentiate degree in chemical engineering as well as master of science in chemical engineering, both from Lund University.
Cobre las Cruces
Johannes Drielsma is the Deputy Director of Euromines. An environmental engineer by training, he spent the first 10 years of his career gaining industrial experience in mining of raw materials as well as research and product applications. He has represented Euromines since 2005. He has worked in companies and associations and in an international context on environmental issues with a focus on Best Available Techniques in waste and water management, biodiversity and land use, LCA, and circular economy issues.
Veronika Sochorova is the long-standing Communication Manager of Euromines, with industrial experience in corporate communication in a large multinational company. She is in charge of the communication strategy for EU institutions and companies all over the world. She is in charge of managing communications with national and European institutions, and stakeholders. She has been in charge of organising together with the EU institutions the industrial roundtables for the EIP and a series of Presidency conferences on raw material issues.
Aritz Alonso is the Project Manager. He holds an Engineer Degree in Industrial Organization by Deusto University (Spain). He works as researcher and Project Leader in the Energy and Environmental Division of Tecnalia, where he works since 2004. At the beginning of his career he took part in several projects related to the accountability of atmospheric emissions, either in IPPC industry or in emission inventories. Additionally, he has participated in research projects related to low energy consumption buildings, and risk assessment methodologies for human health protection. Nowadays his areas of research are waste and raw materials supply chain analysis for boosting circular economy and Sustainable Life Cycle Assessment of products and processes.
Pierre Menger is graduated as Master in Environmental Sciences at the Fondation Universitaire Luxembourgeoise (Arlon, Belgium) and The University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg (France). He works as researcher and Project Manager in the Energy and Environmental Division of Tecnalia Research & Innovation since 2008. Pierre gathered international experience through collaboration in several EU projects. In recent years, he has been involved in several EU funded projects focused on circular economy, among others dealing with transition roadmaps towards sustainable use of raw materials.
Laura García is a researcher. Ms García holds a Degree in Industrial Engineering and Technical Telecommunication Engineering from the Technical School of Engineering in Bilbao. She works as researcher in the Energy and Environmental Division of Tecnalia Research & Innovation since 2009 in the areas of integration of techniques and advanced methodologies in eco-innovation and development of products and their processes, including the organizational approach. Her main areas of expertise are sustainability assessment, eco-design, environmental management, Life Cycle Analysis of product and processes and new business models as support to eco-innovation.
Ainara García is a researcher with over 10 years of experience is a Chemical Engineer from the University of Basque Country, with several trainings in waste and environmental management, Dangerous Goods by Road, LCA, etc. Ainara started his career in the companies, ENVIROTEC and SITECMA, doing environmental management and water engineering; Since 2007, in Tecnalia she has been working in collaborative projects with local SMEs related to eco-innovation and sustainability assessment. Also, has participated in the management of a program, from SPRI agency of the Basque Government, focused on the competitive development of companies and as evaluator of innovation projects in this program.