KRASNOYARSK, September 4 (Itar-Tass) - Prospects for development of non-ferrous metallurgy will be discussed here by executives of 230 companies from 33 countries at the 5th International congress and exhibition titled "Non-Ferrous Metals 2013" opening on Wednesday.
An official in the Krasnoyarsk Territory government told Itar-Tass, "Specialists will consider matters aimed at refining metallurgical processes on the basis of contemporary scientific achievements".
Conferences are to be held on the following themes: "The Aluminum of Siberia", "Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous and Rare Metals", and "The Gold of Siberia".
Figuring importantly on the program will be roundtable meetings to discuss "The Creation of a Center for Handling Open-Access Registered Innovations in Krasnoyarsk Territory", "The Introduction of Innovative Technologies in the Processing of Industrial Wastes", "Prospects for the Application of Aluminum in Emerging Sectors". Participants in the congress will be also able to hear a course of lectures to be delivered by foremost scientists of the world.
Within the scope of the congress and the exhibition, organizers are to demonstrate the latest achievements in the development of energy-saving technologies, the production of aluminum-and-zirconium alloys, the processing of red mud, as well as in the development of acid technologies for processing low-grade feedstock.
A series of reports is to be presented by the ICSOBA International committee for the study of bauxites, alumina and aluminum. The Committee marks its 50th jubilee in 2013.
"This year, interest in the forum has surpassed all expectations. We have received a record-large number of applications, which is illustrative of the growing role of the congress among similar events and conferences of international level," an organizing committee official pointed out.
The venue of the forum has been chosen not by chance: Krasnoyarsk Territory accounts for over 80 percent of nickel, 98 percent of platinum-group metals, and 27percent of Russia's primary aluminum.