Programme

London, 15 June 2017

9:30-16:30 followed by drinks reception until 18:00

Programme

Potash is a key plant nutrient that underpins crop production.   There is a well-established mining industry that produces 'muriate of potash' (KCl), and this supports agricultural production in the industrialised economies of the world.  However, KCl is not necessarily ideal for some soils, such as deeply leached tropical soils, and many farmers simply cannot afford the combined cost of the material and transport from ports.

In these circumstances, the 2nd International Workshop on Alternative Potash provides an opportunity to bring together industry, policy makers, academics and aid agencies with the intention of sharing perspectives on potash as demand grows in line with rising populations and increasing prosperity.   Guest speakers will provide an expert view, with volunteered presentations describing specific aspects of potash production and use.

The Workshop will be held at the Geological Society in Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, conveniently located for the head offices of global mining and finance houses as well as other international organisations and those involved in policy.

Experts

Expert views from:

Organising Committee

  • Professor David ManningChair
    • Professor of Soil Science
    • Newcastle University
  • Dr Oliver Heidrich
    • Senior Researcher in Urban Resource Modelling
    • Newcastle University
  • Dr Antoine Allanore
    • Professor
    • Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT
  • Dr Davide Ciceri
    • Research Scientist
    • Allanore Research Group, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT

Schedule

A full programme will be posted as soon as available