2023 Alabama Mineral Institute Agenda
Thursday, October 12th
|8:15am-9:00am||Rare Earth Elements in Southeast Coal Ash – Preliminary Findings||Kayln Tew
Environmental Services Manager, Safe State Environmental Programs, UA Safe State
|9:00am-10:00am||Geologic CO2 Storage in Alabama: Overview and Regulatory Development||Nick Tew, PhD
State Geologist of Alabama/Oil and Gas Supervisor, Geological Survey of Alabama
|10:15am-11:00am||Autonomous Haulage Systems (AHS) for Industrial Minerals and Aggregates||Benjamin H. Miller, Ph.D.
Chief Mining Officer
|11:00am-11:45am||Storage: Compressed Air Energy, Hydrogen, Natural Gas, Carbon Dioxide and Spent Nuclear Fuels||Richard Esposito, Ph.D.,
|1:00pm-2:00pm||DOE’s Recent Efforts in Critical Minerals and Strategy to Build Robust Domestic Supply Chains||Grant S. Bromhal, Ph.D.
Senior Science Advisor, Office of Resource Sustainability
|2:00pm-2:45pm||Mitigating Combustible Dust Hazards||Dr. David Carpenter|
|3:00pm-4:00pm||Opportunities for Successful Clean Energy Development on Current and Former Mine Land||Chris Haas
B. Grimm Power
|4:00pm-4:45pm||Prioritizing Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Using High-Definition Stream Survey in the Hurricane Creek Watershed, Alabama||Brett Connell
Hydrologist, Trutta Solutions
Friday, October 13th
|8:15am-9:00am||University of Alabama Land Endowment and Mining History||Julia Gable, Geologist, University of Alabama|
|9:00am-9:45am||Warrior Met Coal Blue Creek Project Overview||Philip K. Saunders, P.E.
SVP – Engineering,
Warrior Met Coal
|9:45am-10:30am||Technology Utilization to Improve Blast Design and Performance in Surface Applications||Seth Burns
Innovative Solutions Group Manager, Nelson Brothers
|10:45am-11:45am||Virtual Site Characterization for Geological Storage of CO2||Richard Esposito, Ph.D.
|1:00pm-1:45pm||Effects of Tensionable Cable Bolts Installed in Headgate and Longwall Setup Face||Brandon Stables,
Option 1: Li-Cycle Plant
Option 2: Core Repository Showcase, Tuscaloosa, Alabama