2022 Alabama Mineral Institute Tentative Agenda

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

Time Event Speaker
8:00am-8:15am Welcome
8:15am-9:15am Critical Mineral Recycling and Sustainability Stefan Hogg

Business Development Associate, LiCycle

9:15am-10:00am Electric Batteries for Power and Vehicles Dr. David Carpenter

Integrity Institute of Technology

10:00am-10:15am Break
10:15am-11:00am Alabama Drought Planning and Response Program Michael Harper, ADECA
11:00am-11:45am What does the social component of ESG mean for the mining industry?   Patrick Cagle

President, Alabama Mining Association

11:45am-12:45pm LUNCH
12:45pm-1:00pm Afternoon Introductions
1:00pm-2:00pm Rare Earth Elements in Coal Ash – A Review Kayln Tew

UA Safe State

2:00pm-3:00pm The Crab Orchard Mine Pillar Collapse Robert Kehrman

Director, Geology & Mining

Lhoist North America

3:00pm-3:15pm BREAK
3:15pm-4:00pm Silica Hazards: MSHA Initiative Randy Easterling

Safety Program Supervisor

UA Safe State

4:00pm-5:00pm WATERSTAR:

A new database for storage, retrieval, and evaluation of well and groundwater information for Alabama

Greg Guthrie

Friday, October 21, 2022

Time Event Speaker
8:00am-8:15am Welcome
8:15am-9:15am GSA Current Critical Mineral Investigations John P. Whitmore

Geologist II, Geologic Investigations Program

Geological Survey of Alabama

9:15am-10:15am Diamonds in the Rough:

A History of Alabama’s Cahaba Coal Field

Dr. James Sanders Day

Professor of History, Michael J. Grainger Professor in Modern History

University of Montevallo

10:15am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:30am Geothermal-Resources and Energy – Potential in Alabama? Caryl Orr

President, Earth Resource Systems, LLC

11:30 am-12:30pm LUNCH
12:45pm-1:30pm Information Session TBD
1:30pm-2:00pm Critical Minerals Jesse Edmondson
2:00pm-5:00pm Field Trip  – UA Recycling Center