Mining and Minerals

Webinar: Decarbonization Through Electrification of Minerals Processing and Carbon Capture - Structured Commercialisation Plan Prior Detailed R&D

Webinar: Decarbonization Through Electrification of  Minerals Processing and Carbon Capture - Structured Commercialisation Plan Prior Detailed R&D
  • Date From 17th May 2023
  • Date To 17th May 2023
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online. 10:00 BST. Duration: 1 hour.


Often, R&D efforts are stunted by lack of commercial investment and outcomes. At Calix, with our approach to our ‘minerals process decarbonisation through electrification and carbon capture’ R&D, technology and products, we demonstrate the need and value for engineers to learn and integrate other aspects that pertain to Technology Readiness into overall project plans before launching into developing technical solutions.


Michael Wheatland, Manager, Sustainable Processing, Calix Limited

Michael is an IChemE Internationally Chartered Engineer turned Technology Commercialisation Lead who is passionate about sustainable outcomes through carbon reduction technology, sustainable processing, and clean energy utilisation projects.

Joining Calix in 2012, Michael was instrumental with the concept and design of the unique carbon negative mineral technology core to the Calix Flash Calcination process.  He has led commercialisation initiatives of this home-grown Australian technology that is now being exported around the world to reduce environmental impact and improve processing cost and efficiency.
As the Manager Sustainable Processing at Calix Limited, Michael is responsible for the global rollout of the carbon neutral Calix Electric Flash Calciner technology across multiple mineral processing fields. Michael currently has projects running across three continents which are creating more sustainable outcomes for existing industry and implementing new technology and innovations to improve efficiency, emissions and costs of minerals processing.

Michael has successfully implemented multi-million dollar projects with Rio Tinto, BHP, Alcoa and now Calix, all of which contribute to his vision of a more sustainable world.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter's own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE or the Mining and Minerals Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


10:00–11:00 BST.


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This webinar is free of charge and open to all to attend, but if you wish to access the slides and a recording to replay on demand then you will need to be a member of the Mining and Minerals Special Interest Group.

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