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3rd School on Manganese Ferroalloy Production

Background

Background

South Africa has the largest land-based manganese resource in the world. The Kalahari Manganese Field (KMF) is based in the Northern Cape Province. Although the ores mined are primarily exported, some are also smelted locally to produce manganese ferroalloys. In order to support the smelters, and foster collaboration between researchers in the field, the SAIMM successfully hosted two Schools on Manganese Ferroalloy Production in the past, the 1st in 2012 and the 2nd in 2016.

At the 3rd School, the conversation will be continued.

The SAIMM is honoured to have members of the PreMa Consortium as event participants. The PreMa project 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 seed for the PreMa project was planted during the workshop associated with the 2nd School in 2016.

The chairperson’s reports of the 1st and 2nd Schools are available at:

www.saimm.co.za/images/1st-Mn-School.pdf

www.saimm.co.za/images/2nd-Mn-School.pdf
Results of the workshop hosted as part of the 2nd School are available at:

www.saimm.co.za/Journal/v118n06p645.pdf
Information on the PreMa project is available at:

www.spire2030.eu/PreMa

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