Vladmir Kronemberger Alves

Vladmir has 25 years' experience in mineral processing and has been working for VKA technology since 2014. He leads the team responsible for the development of new technology, the design of new circuits for greenfields projects, and the optimisation of comminution circuits. He also has expertise in cement and coal plants, and in consulting. He graduated in Mining Engineering from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil, and holds a Master of Science degree and PhD from the same institution. Vladmir is the author of approximately 30 papers in mineral processing.

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Chih-Ting Lo

Chih-Ting works extensively with mining companies to improve their energy efficiency, resources utilization, and carbon footprint in core mining, mineral processing operations and balance-of-plant systems. She has 12 years of experience in strategic planning, program development, execution, validation, technical assessment, and capacity building.

Chih-Ting identified a gap in companies’ skill set to prepare then implement programs to improve their energy and resource efficiency while minimizing their carbon footprint. She founded EELO Solutions to bridge the gap by working with clients to develop, implement, and validate programs that are practical, effective, and generate real results. Clients see the value of this result-driven approach and often engage Chih-Ting as a trusted internal advisor to facilitate in all phases of the program.

Chih-Ting is an enabler, technical and policy advisor, and innovative thinker. In addition to her role as a CEEC Advocate, she is a consultant/adviser for the Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC), and an adviser for government and utility companies on demand side management programs.

Chih-Ting resides in Vancouver, Canada.

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Chih-Ting Lo | P.Eng., CEM, LEED AP, M.Sc.

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Peter Amelunxen

Peter Amelunxen is a mineral processing expert with more than 13 years of experience in the field. He is active in the area geometallurgy and the geostatistical handling of point hardness data and participated closely with the SAG Power Index (SPI) test and CEET comminution model development, and various testing and calibration procedures for inferring ball mill and crusher indices from drill core. He also spent almost five years in plant operations with Phelps Dodge Mining Company, including serving as mill superintendent of the Cerro Verde HPGR-based concentrator in southern Peru.

Peter currently operates a consulting business in Santiago, Chile. His areas of focus include geometallurgy, crushing and grinding circuit design & optimization, flotation modeling, and concentrate leaching. He also serves as Director of Metallurgy for the Aminpro Chile, the metallurgical testing arm of the business.

Peter completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering at the University of Arizona and his Master’s Degree in Mineral Processing at McGill University. He’s received several awards and a patent for his contributions to mineral processing.

Luis Carranza 1921

Lima, Lima


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Levi Guzmán Rivera

Metallurgical Engineer from the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa, graduated in Mining Innovation Research at the University of Antofagasta in Chile, diploma in management skills in technological de monterrey to mexico .

He has conducted training courses and specialization at the University of San Luis Potosi – Mexico as well as International Biomining program at the University of Antofagasta , Chile.

During its 20 years of activity in mineral processing , has conducted several studies of circuit optimization grinding / classification, both conventional milling and grinding Semi- Autogenous , also has conducted research concerning optimization schemes of flotation reagents for different mining companies

He has presented several research papers at national and international level and is a speaker at various events in the mining sector.

Currently works as Senior Applications Engineer at Moly Cop Adesur SAL Guzman


Laurie Reemeyer

MBA, B. Eng., FAusIMM   CP(Met)         Principal, Resourceful Paths, Vancouver, Canada

Laurie has 20 years base metals and gold mining operations and consulting experience. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Minerals Process) from University of Queensland and an MBA (Certificate in Business and Engineering Sustainability) from UC Berkeley.

As Plant Metallurgist at Mount Isa Mines, he worked with a team of metallurgists to configure the AG/SAG/ball mill circuit to operate efficiently at a range of throughputs through optimizing ball charges, cyclone configurations and operating parameters. At Elura and Century mines, he improved operation of fine stirred mill regrind circuits.

At Amec Foster Wheeler, he led the Process Engineering team that provided design, due diligence and operational support services for crushing and grinding, flotation, dewatering, smelting, hydrometallurgy, paste backfill and water treatment in commodities including copper, gold, nickel, zinc and diamonds. He has also led several studies, including the Oyu Tolgoi feasibility study update and Blackwater PEA.

Laurie recently started Resourceful Paths, a sustainability and strategy consultancy, focused on reducing energy and water use in mining, mitigating climate change and maximizing resource recovery.

Laurie is committed to using mineralogy and laboratory ore characterization data to determine optimal flotation feed and regrind sizes that balance concentrate grades and metal recoveries with energy and media costs. He also assesses opportunities for selective mining and pre-concentration to reduce energy currently expended on grinding uneconomic particles.

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Robert McIvor

Rob is founder and Chief Metallurgist – Grinding Systems, Metcom Technologies, Inc., based Marquette, MI, USA. He has devoted his career to the design and optimization of grinding circuits. He earned a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and a Masters in Mineral Economics from McGill University before going to work for Allis-Chalmers. There he worked in slurry pump and grinding mill application engineering, the latter as understudy of F.C. Bond and C.A. Rowland, Jr. He moved to Dominion Engineering to head mill application design, and then to Linatex Canada to manage pump and cyclone equipment process design.
Having discovered “The Functional Performance Equation for Closed Circuit Grinding”, he returned to McGill to earn his Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering by developing methodology for industrial plant grinding process improvement. Moving into private practice, he developed a comprehensive system and training program for plant grinding process management. He then worked for Cleveland-Cliffs in grinding process improvement and managed research and development before founding Metcom Technologies, Inc., in 2003. Through Metcom he has been providing consulting and delivering training to scores of companies worldwide. In 2010 the Canadian Mineral Processors awarded him the “Art MacPherson Medal for Significant Contributions to Comminution Technology”.