Chairman of the board of IMIDRO invited the region countries to collaborate in mineral processing research projects.
During the First International Mineral Processing Activists Symposium (IMPAS 2016) &3rd Workshop of Iron Ore and Base Metals Processing (ECO Experts), Mehadi Karbasian expressed that IMPRC (located in Karaj) is capable of providing high quality services up to international standards to mining and mining industries companies in Iran and the region and is able to play a crucial role in mining companies’ success.
IMPRC is trying its best to improve quality of its services. In pursuing developing techno-economical collaboration and alliance with neighboring and the region countries, IMIDRO is hosting the third Iron and Base Metals and Mineral Processing Workshop for the ECO member states experts in IMPRC, he added.
Greater use of hydrogen, fuel cells and nuclear energy means increasing demand on metal catalysts and in this situation rare earth elements play a key role in clean technologies and are likely to experience significantly higher demand Karbasian continued.
IMPRC is trying to boost its experience and know-how by strengthens its cooperation with worldwide mineral processing companies and R&D’s for acquiring new processing technologies and useful experiences in this sector, he said.
1st International Mineral Processing Activists Symposium (IMPAS 2016) &3rd Workshop of Iron Ore and Base Metals Processing (ECO Experts) was held on 25-26 October 2016 in IMPRC which is located in kilometer 9 of Karaj-Qazvin highway.
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