How will HYDROMETAL be a key player in the recycling of new generation batteries ? To find out, meet Philippe HENRY from Hydrometal by JGI

How will HYDROMETAL be a key player in the recycling of new generation batteries ? To find out, meet Philippe HENRY from Hydrometal  by JGI

Established over 30 years ago in Engis near Liège (Belgium), HYDROMETAL is a major recycling and recovery centre for a very wide range of materials (over 70,000t / year), by-products, and complex residues containing non-ferrous metals, in particular Zn, Ni, Cu, Pb, Sn, Co, as well as other minor metals, precious metals and rare earths. Hydrometal's expertise is based on different hydrometallurgical processes, unique in the world, which consume very little energy and generate only small amounts of CO2 and ultimate waste.
Its industrial activity is strongly linked to the Zn element with the production of pure Zn salts. The recycling of Co, Ni and Li also forms part of its know-how.
Hydrometal’s Battery Recycling project is an innovative alternative to existing state-of-the-art techniques. We are developing an improved and innovative full hydrometallurgical recycling process for the “black mass” derived from the pre-treatment of spent Li-ion batteries, which allows for the recovery of multi-elements (Ni, Co, Mn), including lithium and graphite, that can be integrated as secondary raw materials in existing production lines.

Philippe HENRY has been General Manager of JEAN GOLDSCHMIDT INTERNATIONAL S.A in Brussels since 2015.The company specialises in the trading and recycling of complex materials.
It is 100% owner of HYDROMETAL SA, a recycling plant located in Engis, Belgium, specialised in the recycling of complex metals, that produces a.o zinc sulphate and other chemicals and intermediate products from secondary materials; it is also 100% owner of JGI Thailand which specialises in the production of Pb battery alloys; it also owns 50% of Harz Oxid GMBH , a Waelz kiln located in Germany. Philippe is also a member of the Board of JEAN GOLDSCHMIDT INTERNATIONAL SA and of HYDROMETAL. He has been a member of the Prayon-Cybelle Group since 2011, and from 2019 has been a board member of the CTP (Centre Terre et Pierre) research centre.
Since 2017 he has also been guest Professor at UCLouvain on their LMAPR 2141 Metals Processing and Recycling course.

Each Master Session will take up to 2 hours from 9.30AM till noon and will be themed according to the following specific subjects:
Session #1:  CCU – Mineralisation – Hydrogen Programme: 20 May
Session #2: Energy storage and batteries recycling Programme: 27 May 2021

The detailed programme and list of speakers are available here.

How to register?

You can register for one or both sessions, à la carte so to speak. Should you opt for a registration to both sessions (full menu formula), a discount will be applied.

Pricing (VAT excluded):

> Members*: €100.00 per Master Session & €175 for both sessions
> Non-Members: €140.00 per Master Session & €245.00 for both sessions
> Students: FREE

Payment is to be made via this payment platform prior to registration process.

Cancellation policy: Please note that no refund will be made for cancellation. However, the registered person may be replaced. In that case, GreenWin has to be informed as soon as possible, and provided with the full details of the surrogate participant, at the following address:

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Organised by GreenWin in partnership with , Wallonia regionessenscia Wallonie John CockerillDe Smet Engineers & Contractors & Fluxys 

Special thanks to:
CarmeuseSyngulon , TWEED Cluster , ULBUCLouvainULiègeGembloux AgroBioTechUNamur and UMons for their support.