Québec Mines 2016: Innovation in Minerals related to Energy!

By IOS team, 23 november 2016

Just following COP-22 convention in Marrakech, Québec Mines 2016 invites the mining community to a series of special sessions on minerals related to energy storage: vanadium, lithium, graphite and rare-earth. The green energy revolution cannot happen without development of innovative solutions and will require the use of new resources that are less familiar to the mining industry. Catch the opportunity, joint Québec leadership and be part of the momentum. Come to learn about geology, metallurgy, applications and markets of these commodities.


M. Réjean Girard, president of IOS, has been instrumental in the organization of this symposium. Complementing the session at Xplor-2016, where developers presented their projects, the current symposium is focused on technical aspects. Mr. Girard will co-chair the vanadium session, held on Wednesday morning. The rich program of this session includes the following talks:

  • Mr. Terry Perless from TTPsquare, the Key-note lecturer on Vanadium market outlook
  • Mr. Patrick Houle from MERN about vanadium geology and Québec mineral potential
  • Mr. Réjean Girard on extractive metallurgy
  • Mr. Patrick Mercier from NRC about load-levelling redox flow batteries
  • Mr. Robert Glodowski from RJG Metallurgical on alloying applications.


The green energy revolution shall not be seen as a threat to the mineral industry, but as an opportunity! Québec is one of the sole jurisdictions with mineral endowments in all these commodities, and is poised to assume leadership in this matter. Come and joint the momentum!


"Most people in politics draw energy from backslapping and shaking hands and all that. I draw energy from discussing ideas." Al Gore.

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