|Date||24 June 2020|
|-||25 June 2020|
|CPD Points||2 CPD POINTS|
|Location||Kathu, Northern Cape|
South Africa has the largest land-based manganese ore deposit in the Kalahari Manganese Field. Although the country primarily exports the ores it also beneficiate it locally by producing manganese ferroalloys.
In order to support the smelters, and foster collaboration between researchers in the field, the SAIMM hosted in the past two Schools on Manganese Ferroalloy Production. As a result of the workshop included in the program of the 2nd event, Project PreMa was identified. PreMa aims at demonstrating an innovative suite of technologies, involving utilization of industrial off-gases and solar thermal energy, to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions from manganese production as a means to obtain sustainable production of Mn-alloys and steel.
The project is funded by the Horizon 2020 program of European Union, and European and South African industrial partners. The conversation around the topic will continue at the 3rd School on Manganese Ferroalloy Production which will include a visit to some of the mines in the Kalahari Manganese Field. An open call for abstracts will follow in due course.
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