BRGM is taking part in the SIM Congress (Société de l'Industrie Minérale) from 1 to 9 October 2020 in Angers, France.

The SIM congress and trade fair is a key event attended by professionals in extractive industries and services, mineral processing and recycling and the rehabilitation of mineral extraction sites.  

This year, the event will be held in Angers, from 6 to 9 October 2020

Mineral resources and the circular economy: BRGM presents its expertise at the SIM Congress

BRGM will be taking part in this 69th edition to present its expertise on mineral resources and the circular economy.

Access to mineral resources is a major issue: the supply of several commodities and raw materials is becoming critical and the circular economy alone cannot satisfy the growing needs of society. BRGM develops predictive approaches to facilitate prospection and detection of primary mineral resources.

It observes mineral life cycles and value chains and is thus able to analyse the flows and dynamics involved, integrating environmental, economic and social factors to support the development of a more circular economy and more responsible mining.

It also designs innovative solutions optimising the processing of mineral materials and recycling, using technologies with reduced environmental impact and energy consumption.