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The Oxford Platinum Lectures 2024

Friday 10th May

Recycling: PGM Market Disruptor

Secondary supply of PGMs from autocatalyst recycling is expected to increase substantially in the coming years. Since recent automotive market developments have potentially disrupted the trajectory of this anticipated growth, the timing of the additional influx of secondary PGMs into the market could disrupt the balance between supply and demand. It is therefore critical to understand how the recycling landscape might develop in the years ahead and assess the challenges posed by the expanding PGM recycling sector.

Join us at the Oxford Platinum Lectures, where industry experts and authorities on PGMs will share their outlooks and perspectives, contextualising developments in the recycling sector, debating the implications for the PGM market and prices. 

Drawing from experts across the PGM value chain, including BASF, Sibanye-Stillwater, Mitsubishi Corporation, China Precious Metals Industry Committee (CPMIC) and Hensel Recycling, and with interactive Q&A sessions, the event will feature insightful lectures and stimulating debate. Our international and diverse audience represents a broad range of companies that spans PGM producers, refiners, fabricators, end-users, recyclers and investors.

Please contact platinumevent@sfa-oxford.com to register your interest in attending the Oxford Platinum Lectures.

 

Co-organised with the

China Precious Metals Industry Committee (CPMIC)

 

Bringing together key players to assess the evolution of PGM recycling,

its impact on the PGM supply chain and implications for prices

 

Our speakers are leading experts from around the world

 

James Bian
Executive Chairman, CPMIC

Presentation
China’s PGM recycling outlook

James is the Executive Chairman of The China Precious Metals Industry Committee (CPMIC), which drafts regulations for platinum group metals. It comprises Chinese and foreign enterprises, holding significant shares in PGM trading, consumption, recycling, and refining markets. Its competent authority is the State-owned Assets Management Commission of the State Council.

Formerly known as the Precious Metals Recycling Committee, the responsibility of the CPMIC entails cooperating with the government to develop industry regulations, standards, and industry planning; while being engaged in precious metals applications, precious metals waste recovery, disposal, refining, precious metals trading, precious metals financial, and precious metals research institutions.

Member enterprises contribute 85% of the market share of China's precious metals recycling and refining, 70% of the market share of precious metals consumption and 60% of the market share of precious metals trade.

 

 

Toby Green
Business Development Manager, BASF

Presentation
The market impact of autocatalyst recycling

Since January 2022, Toby has been part of the PGM team at BASF, a secondary supplier and a leading consumer of PGMs in automotive catalysis.

Toby has over a decade of experience in the metals and mining sector. Starting out in the Commercial Strategy team of Anglo American in 2011, he steered the organisation into recycling PGMs from spent autocatalyst, and managed this responsibility alongside the outbound refining and silver trading books. In 2017, Toby moved to Sydney, Australia and assumed the role of Senior Consultant at a specialist commodity research firm. Shortly after returning to London, UK, Toby was approached by BASF to develop its in-house capabilities for forecasting PGM fundamentals. Toby holds a Masters from the University of Cambridge.

 

 

Grant Stuart
Global Head of Recycling, Sibanye Stillwater

Presentation
PGM recycling: the producers perspective

Grant joined Sibanye-Stillwater in 2013 and is currently Global head of the Sibanye-Stillwater’s recycling operations, one of the world’s largest producers of PGMs recycled from spent automotive catalytic converters.

Prior to his recycling role, Grant was focused on Sibanye-Stillwater’s sustainability agenda through his role as Senior Vice President Environment. This role followed as a logical extension from his role as the Vice President for the West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP). The WRTRP involved the recycling and responsible waste management of the vast quantity of tailings material scattered over the West Rand for the economic extraction of gold and uranium and the associated environmental and socio-economic benefits.

 

Dr Jonathan Butler
Business Development Manager, Mitsubishi Corporation

Presentation
Price risk management in PGM recycling

Dr. Jonathan Butler, based in London, serves as Head of Business Development at Mitsubishi Corporation. Additionally, he holds membership in the LBMA Public Affairs Committee and serves as the Vice President of the IPMI Executive Committee.

With extensive experience in the sales and marketing of precious metals, Jonathan specialises in gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, and iridium, overseeing deal origination, leasing, trading, and financing.

 

 

 

Anna Marchisio
Business Development Manager, Hensel Recycling

Presentation
Sustainable PGM recovery from fuel cells and electrolysers: opportunities and challenges

After many years in the automotive satellite car and OEM industries, where she covered several positions, in 2005 Anna entered the PGM recycling industry.

Since joining the Hensel Recycling Group as Business Development Manager, she has been dedicating herself to the search for alternative materials to enhance diversification and replace the volumes and revenues of the present core business, which are expected to decline with the ban of combustion engines in 2035. Both challenging and promising, pioneering the recovery of critical raw materials from complex hydrogen fuel cells and electrolysers is highly motivating for Anna and the company.

Beresford Clarke
Managing Director: Technical and Research, SFA (Oxford)

Presentation
The Platinum Standard 2024

In addition, Managing Director Beresford Clarke will present the latest issue of The Platinum Standard. This highly sought-after publication provides our latest market view and collates all the key industry data and indicators for the past 12 months. 

Event programme

Join us for thought-provoking presentations and passionate debates.

About the China Precious Metals Industry Committee (CPMIC)

Formerly known as the Precious Metals Recycling Committee, the responsibility of the CPMIC entails cooperating with the government to develop industry regulations, standards, and industry planning; while being engaged in precious metals applications, precious metals waste recovery, disposal, refining, precious metals trading, precious metals financial, and precious metals research institutions.

Member enterprises contribute 85% of the market share of China's precious metals recycling and refining, 70% of the market share of precious metals consumption and 60% of the market share of precious metals trade.

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