Podcast miniseries about mining and sustainable communities


In this podcast series, we look at mining, sustainable communities and innovation from different perspectives. Over four episodes, listen to experts delve into different areas along the mining value chain. 

Episode 1. Enabling the green transition with underground innovations

We start with the basics. Jenny Greberg, former Programme Director, talks to Erika Ingvald, Head of Division Mineral Information and Mining Industry at SGU (Geological Survey of Sweden) about issues such as what is possible to mine in Sweden? And what other countries do we depend on? What role does mining have in Sweden and what could we export?

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Episode 2. Social innovation in the mining industry

The metal paradox – everybody wants an electric vehicle, but no one wants to live next to a mine. In this episode Jenny Greberg, former Programme Director talks to Åsa Allan, Deputy CEO at Kaunis Iron, who has experience of starting up a new mine in Pajala in northern Sweden.

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Episode 3. Circular economy in the mining industry

In this episode we get insights from reality regarding circular economy within the mining industry. We talk about the current state of recycling, the upsides with it but also the drawbacks. In the studio we have Charlotte Andersson, associate professor in metallurgy at University of Technology in Luleå (and now new Programme Director) and Linn Andersson, general manager at Boliden Rönnskär.

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Episode 4. Why is Sweden outstanding in mining innovation?

“Mining and minerals are needed everywhere and right now Sweden is driving the transformation to circular and sustainable industries” says Vinnovas director general Darja Isaksson in this final episode.
Darja Isaksson and Jenny Greberg talks about making innovation happen and what makes Sweden a world leader.

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