BRGM is taking part in the 70th edition of the SIM Congress (Société de l'Industrie Minérale) from 20 to 22 October 2021 in Lille, France.

The SIM exhibition is the reference event for the extractive industries sector in France! It highlights the equipment and know-how of suppliers of products and services in the sector.

For this 70th edition, the Congress-Exhibition of the mineral industry has chosen Lille, the capital of Hauts-de-France. The event will take place in Lille, from 20 to 22 October 2021.

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

At the 2021 SIM Congress, BRGM will 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.