Chih-Ting Lo


Chih-Ting is the founder and president at EELO Solutions.

She is a strategist, entrepreneur, and Independent Director committed to making global net-zero carbon future a reality focusing on high-impact industries. A professional engineer with 20 years of experience, her deep sectoral knowledge, expertise in environment, social, and governance (ESG) performance, and leadership in innovation has gained international recognition. Chih-Ting’s data driven approach uniquely compliments exercising governance best practices and overseeing risks. She is collaborative, deliberate, and authentic.

Chih-Ting founded EELO Solutions in 2011 and her team of experts and partners have delivered extensive energy and carbon reductions while increasing capacity in organizations they work with. Her global experience in mining, marine, energy, and international financial institutions has enabled $100M+ private sector investment and raised $45M+ for innovation and decarbonization projects in recent years.

Chih-Ting believes that ESG innovation and investment are necessary to reach climate action targets, and that the mining industry is a critical piece of the puzzle. Chih-Ting is a non-executive Director at Sherritt International, Board Vice Chair at the Metro Vancouver Zero Emissions Innovation Centre, Director at the Centre of Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI), and non-executive Director a Minviro. She is an Industry Advisor at UBC Bradshaw Research Initiative for Minerals and Mining and serves on the Advisory Board of clean tech companies such as Summit Nanotech and Invert Inc.

Evert Lessing


Evert started his metallurgical career in the steel industry in South Africa in 1995. He progressed quickly from engineer, to running a plate heat treatment facility and being responsible for the development of new plate steel alloys. Always enamoured with the beauty of the metal founding field, going from raw materials to a final product, saw him branch out and get deeply involved in both ferrous and aluminium casting. This was also the catalyst for him immigrating to Australia. In 2007 he joined a mineral processing OEM. Here he was responsible for the production of rubber & metal composite mill liners, which started his journey in the mineral processing industry. This culminated in him progressing through numerous roles such as; operations-, engineering -, technical sales -, and R&D management. Through this journey he was introduced to and got actively involved in, SAG & ball milling, HPGR coupled with dry air classification, hydrocyclone classification and centrifugal pump technology. In 2020 he joined Metso as VP for Product Engineering Pumps Business Line, based in Finland, his primary responsibility is managing R&D of the Pump Business Line portfolio of products. In this role he draws on his unique background, holistic & systems view, coupled with a lifelong mission to understand ‘how things work’, to use as basis for improvement. His current active interest and focus is on developing more sustainable slurry pumping and improved hydrocyclone classification and separation technology to reduce energy, material and water usage in the mineral processing industry. A quest he feels passionate about as he deeply cares about conserving this Earth for future generations.   

Greg Lane


Greg is Chief Technical Officer for Ausenco and non-executive director of NQMinerals PLC, a London-listed resources company. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the field of engineering, design, and operation of minerals processing plants. He is an internationally recognised expert in concentrator design and has prepared and presented numerous papers on comminution circuit and concentrator design during his career. Many of these papers relate to the selection of efficient processes, capital cost effectiveness in design, and roles and relationships in project development. Greg has worked for Aberfoyle, Western Mining Corporation and Minproc, and has taught at the WA School of Mines in Kalgoorlie.

Laurie Reemeyer


Laurie is the Principal Consultant at Resourceful Paths, a sustainability and strategy consultancy he established in 2016. Resourceful Paths is focused on reducing energy and water use in mining, mitigating climate change and maximising resource recovery.

Laurie has 24 years’ base metals and gold mining operations and consulting experience. 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 optimising ball charges, cyclone configurations and operating parameters. At Elura and Century mines, he improved operation of fine stirred mill regrind circuits.

He led the Process Engineering team at Amec Foster Wheeler in Vancouver. The team 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 is committed to using mineralogy and laboratory ore characterisation 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. He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Minerals Process) from University of Queensland and an MBA (Certificate in Business and Engineering Sustainability) from UC Berkeley.

Levi Guzmán Rivera


Levi is Applications Leader at Moly Cop in Peru. A Metallurgical Engineer from the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa, Levi graduated in Mining Innovation Research at the University of Antofagasta in Chile, and completed a diploma in management skills in Technological de Monterrey in 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 20 years of activity in mineral processing, Levi has conducted several studies of circuit optimization grinding / classification, both conventional milling and grinding Semi- Autogenous, and 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 an active speaker at mining sector events.

Michael Battersby


Mike Battersby has more than 35 years' experience in the minerals industry. In 1997 he co-founded Maelgwyn Mineral Services Ltd (MMS), based in Cardiff, Wales, where he is currently the Managing Director. MMS provide innovative new technology to the mineral extraction and environmental industries. Prior to this Mike had many years' operational experience with AngloGold, DeBeers and Billiton in Africa and Australia.

Mike has degrees in Mineral Processing (Cardiff University) and Enterprise & Innovation (Swinburne University of Technology). He is a Chartered Engineer and is a Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (London), the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and the Society of Mining Engineers of AIME (USA). Mike is also active in the sporting world of triathlon where he is an international age group competitor and is a past director of both the British Triathlon Federation and Welsh Triathlon.

Michael Myllynen


Michael is a senior metallurgist at Magotteaux, Australia.  A minerals processing engineer from the University of South Australia, Michael started his career working at the renowned Broken Hill as a graduate-come-plant metallurgist where his love of flotation started.  Since joining Magotteaux in 2008, Michael has specialised in the effect of grinding media on downstream processing (flotation and leaching) as well as developed a keen interest in improving grinding efficiency through better ball size selection, liner design, cyclone operation and circuit configuration. 

During his time with Magotteaux, Michael has supported the mining industries in Australia, South America and North America working with clients to deliver technical studies to help to optimise their grinding, flotation and leaching performance.  This has exposed Michael to many different comminution circuit designs, philosophies, and practices and strengthened his appreciation for efficient comminution practices. 

Peter Amelunxen


Peter Amelunxen is Vice President of Technical Services at Capstone Copper Inc, in Canada, overseeing technical and operational processes and managing project review, due diligence, project and operations risk management. He has worked for 20 years in diverse roles including consulting, grinding and flotation circuit modelling, plant operations, engineering and laboratory testing.

Peter has operated a consulting business in Santiago, Chile and Lima, Peru, and served as Director of Metallurgy for the Aminpro Chile, the metallurgical testing arm of the business. He is an expert in the geometallurgy and the geostatistical handling of point hardness data, and participated in SAG Power Index (SPI) test and CEET comminution model development, and testing and calibration procedures for inferring ball mill and crusher indices from drill core. He spent almost five years in plant operations with Phelps Dodge Mining Company, including mill superintendent of Cerro Verde HPGR-based concentrator in southern Peru. 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 has authored many papers on the testing, modelling and design of mineral processing systems and received several awards and a patent for his contributions to mineral processing.

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, Rob 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”.

Sarah Boucaut

Sarah is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and currently serves a Non-Executive Director of two organisations, as well as serving as a member of an audit, finance and risk sub-committee. Sarah has been accountable for developing and implementing strategies and business operating plans to improve performance in global corporations and SMEs. With a diverse background spanning the not-for-profit, corporate, and Federal Government sectors, Sarah has experience in policy application, collaboration, and stakeholder engagement. More recently Sarah has accepted professional roles mentoring emerging and mid-career executives. Sarah was the founding CEO of CEEC International, which grew to become a global organisation under her leadership. She has a Graduate Diploma of Management (Mktg).

Dr 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.

Vladmir 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. He is the author of approximately 30 papers in mineral processing.