Sunday Workshop | How to reduce emissions in blasting work

EFEE is hosting a special technical session and panel discussion on 10th September 2023 as part of the Dublin Conference

How to reduce emissions in blasting work

This session of presentations, followed by a panel discussion, is organized by EFEE’s environmental sub-committee “Emissions connected to blasting”. It aims to provide information on the solutions currently developed to reduce emissions and the carbon footprint of blasting works. Companies, consultants, and academic players will present their work related to products, software, and methods that can help the blasting profession meet the decarbonization and sustainability requirements of the extractive industry.

The session will take place on Sunday 10th September from 9am until 1.30pm at the Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Ailesbury Suite.


09:00 Opening words, Chairman Ricardo Chavez

Thomas Gustavsson, Hypex Bio: HPE – Evolving Mining

Nikolaos Petropoulos, Luleå Technical University: Measuring detonation products of hydrogen peroxide emulsion explosives

Henrik Karlsson, Yara: Low Carbon Ammonium Nitrate

10:10 Coffee break
10:30 Nathan Rouse, Thoroughbred Drill and Blast Consultants: Practical Methods for Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Explosives during Blasting

Paulo Couceiro, Maxam: Sustainability & Energy Efficiency through the Strategic Use of Explosives

Gen Butova, Orica: Blasting´s role in making mining more sustainable

11:30 Fruit & coffee break
11:50 Fábio Barbosa, O-Pitblast: Driving Sustainability in Drill and Blast:
Integrating Environmental Product Declarations into CO2 Emission Calculation

Frank Hinthammer, TTE: How can Track & Trace solutions contribute to
reducing pollutant emissions.

12:30 Panel discussion, Chairman Jari Honkanen
13:30 Lunch

Event Close

Entry Includes
• Technical session and panel discussion access
• Refreshments
• Sandwich lunch

EFEE Member: €95 + local taxes
EFEE Non-Member: €125 + local taxes

Tickets are available to purchase during conference registration.

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