4th – 5th OCTOBER 2023
DATE: 4th – 5th October
LOCATION: Newcastle Upon Tyne
ORGANISER: Weardale Lithium
The North East Future Resources Conference (NEFR) will highlight the opportunities across the UK, with a focus on the North, to responsibly extract metals and minerals, its emergence as a hub for high-value mineral processing including Giga-factories for battery manufacturing and electric car development, as well as alternative and renewable energy sources.
Future resource supply, security and sustainably has never been more important.
Our society is faced with rising global energy demands, increasing need for critical metals with technological applications and more minerals to increase food production and infrastructure for an ever-growing population. The subject and the industry is ‘top of the agenda’.
We will showcase the companies and work undertaken so far and illustrate the potential investment opportunities that lie ahead. Presenters will also demonstrate the importance of the growth and role of the North East to the UK’s economy as a strategic portfolio of assets, ranging from mineral resources to giga factories, renewable projects, technological excellence and electric car manufacturers.
We are planning an excellent line-up of speakers, plus extra activities and networking drinks and dinner. Seeing is believing!
The high-profile delegates include local and national policy makers, investors, brokers, producers and operators, supply chain enablers and key stakeholders such as natural capital.
It will be an excellent opportunity to network and present to an influential audience.
Learn and understand more about the incredible businesses and opportunities in the renewable energy sector
Connect with other individuals and companies working in this exciting and advancing area or network your own business.
How this industry is shaping the future through supply chains, mineral security and advancing technologies
LORD PETER LILLEY
House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee
Director, Cleantech & Renewables, at Gneiss Energy
LORD BEN HOUCHEN
Tees Valley Mayor
Head of Minerals, Carter Jonas
Executive editor, benchmark source and author of Volt Rush
Senior Geophysicist, GeothermEx, SLB
CEO, Connected energy
Inward Investment Manager, Invest North East England
Stakeholder Engagement Director, Advanced Propulsion Centre
PROFFESOR JON GLUYAS
President Designate, The Geological Society, Ofsted/Ikon Chair in Geoenergy Carbon Capture & Storage. Durham University
DR. MARK T. IRELAND
Senior Lecturer in Energy Geosciences & Associate Dean Global Partnerships, Newcastle University
PROFFESOR COLIN HERRON
Faraday Institution North East & North East Battery Alliance
DR HADI MOZTARZADEH
Head of TechnologyTrends, Advanced Propulsion Centre
DR. KATHRYN GOODENOUGH
Principal Geologist and International Lead, British Geological Survey
Associate Director, Arup
Director & Co-Founder, Green Lithium
DR. ROBERT PELL
Founder & CEO, Minviro
DR. SEBASTIAN LEAPER
CEO & Co-Founder, Watercycle
Sustainable Supply Chain Expert, Tees Valley Lithium
North East Stakeholder Manager, Equinor UK Ltd
Senior analyst, UK research, Cannacord Genuity Limited
AMANDA VAN DYKE
Managing Director, ARCH Sustainable Resources Fund
KEY THEMES & DISCUSSIONS
UK and Northern energy landscape and transition
Tracking the trends:
Auto industry demand
Critical raw materials and markets
EV battery supply chains
Plan your visit
Newcastle Central station is only a short walk from the Common room.
London – Newcastle – 3hrs
Newcastle International Airport is less than 1 mile from Newcastle Central station.
Taxis available at airport
Both the train station and airport will have taxis available.
Hotels can also arrange a taxi for you.
Send us a message!
If you would like to be involved in NEFR ’23 please contact the Weardale Lithium team.
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