Walking the carbon-free talk, Swedish majors partner with suppliers

By Steve Fiscor, Editor

The 2018 Euro Mine Expo shed a lot of insight into what’s happening mining-wise in the Nordic region. And, there is a lot happening for a rather small collection of mines. The region has the right mix, mining companies looking everywhere for innovation, a culture that was one of the first to embrace the carbon-free challenge, and some high-quality mineral deposits.

The event took place during mid-June in Skellefteå, Sweden, which is famous geologically for gold-bearing ores. Many mining executives as well as midlevel managers turned up for the event and gave presentations talking about the great things their companies were doing. While Skellefteå still has several modern gold mining operations nearby, it draws more attention today as the site for the Northvolt battery factory, which seemed to fit perfectly with most of the discussions.
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