Mangan-Recycling in Tschechien - Profiteur globaler Elektrifizierung
Abfälle und Minenrückstände in hochreines Mangan zu verwandeln und dabei Abwasserprobleme zu beseitigen, das ist das Ziel von Euro Manganese. Realisiert wird es im Chvaletice-Manganese-Projekt in Tschechien. Hier entsteht nach dem Erfolg der Pilotanlage eine Demonstrationsanlage. Sie stellt die einzige Anlage in Europa dar, die in der Lage ist, hochreines, batteriefähiges Mangan zu produzieren.
Will Europa im Wettlauf um die Zukunftsmetalle nicht völlig in die Abhängigkeit von China geraten, muss eine eigene Produktion aufgebaut werden. EMN kann diese strategische Lücke mit seiner Recyclinganlage über 25 Jahre schließen. Weil sich das wertvolle Mangan in einer Halde befindet, muss kein Bergbau betrieben werden und es können alte Umweltlasten beseitigt werden.
John Webster is a senior finance professional who spent over 30 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers until his retirement in 2014. His former roles include BC Managing Partner, Assurance Leader in Romania and head of the firm’s mining practice in Canada. He has extensive experience as audit partner and advising private and listed clients, and he has valuable international experience with mine development projects. He is currently a director of Eldorado Gold Corporation.
President & CEO, Director
Marco Romero is an entrepreneur with over 39 years of experience in the technical services, mining and construction materials industries. He has held leadership roles in exploration, mine planning and operations, permitting and finance, as well as project and corporate development. He co-founded several Canadian companies, including Eldorado Gold, Polaris Materials, Delta Gold, and Euro Manganese. He has received several international, national and regional awards for achievements in corporate social responsibility and environmental excellence.
Managing Director Mangan Chvaletice s.r.o.
Jan Votava is a highly skilled and respected Czech engineer and executive leader who holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering. For 17 years, he held various managerial roles at LafargeHolcim, the world’s largest construction materials company. These roles included Head of Transformation Team for Europe, Technical Director for Central Europe, Executive Chairman and Managing Director for the Czech Republic, and he oversaw, among other activities, quarrying and cement production. He also recently played a leadership role with the team that constructed a €250 million cement plant in Hungary for Lafarge using Chinese technology, equipment, engineering and construction companies, and he led the team in optimizing and developing the operation. He is now responsible for leading EMN’s activities in the Czech Republic, for its organizational and reputational development, as well as for Project permitting and development.