Monday, May 29, 2023

UPM Atlantic Copper Chair Award and Diploma Presents …

Atlantic Copper Chair of the Higher Technical School of Mining and Energy Engineers (ETSIME) of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, has concluded its tenth edition with Distribution of prizes and diplomas to the students who have completed the academic year 2022-2023. An act developed at the ETSIME headquarters and attended by Javier Targueta, CEO of Atlantic Copper.

Claudia Maria Bodia and Jeronimo Hernandez-Gil Hernandez receive their award Recognition in the category of Award for Best Metallurgy Student and Award for Best Final Master’s Project ,copper market analysisrespectively, while José Antonio Espí Rodríguez and Luis de la Torre Palacios have been winners of the award for studies or technical analysis on metallurgy and its publication in a specialized journal. ‘Potential Effects of the Russia-Ukraine War on the Commodity Market: Mineral Resources’,

Similarly, Edihson Colao and Susana de Andrés González received a special mention as internship students. Atlantic Copper Metallurgical Complex in Huelva.

“The major challenges we are facing, such as the energy transition, digitization or urbanization, require highly qualified professionals”, commented Javier Targueta, who have congratulated the school for having trained hundreds of students during the last decade “not only in the field of copper metallurgy and other metals, but also in the fields of mining, steel, aggregates or cement, which are technologies and materials of the future, as well as in the vast and transcendental realm of energy”.

Meanwhile, Professor Dr. José Luis Tejera, coordinator of the Atlantic Copper Chair, highlighted the importance of this Chair, as “it represents the commitment of the Andalusian company to the education and training of future professionals”.

Created in 2013 at ETSIME of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the Atlantic Copper Chair is a European benchmark to work and study in the field of metal mining and non-ferrous extractive metallurgy, with a special focus on copper.

It teaches a training program in innovation in mining, metallurgy and materials for second-year students of the Higher Technical School of Mining and Energy Engineers in Madrid and other UPM schools, as well as its teaching staff and the interested general public. Extraction and processing of raw materials and metal minerals. In all, around 500 students have participated in these ten courses.

A training benchmark in Europe

The activities of the Atlantic Copper Chair are included in the European training project ‘SUMA Master’s Program: Imagine III’, which aims to broaden the knowledge of engineering students and discover future talents in areas such as sustainability of mineral resources. Efficiency, circular economy and life cycle of materials in metallurgical processes.

The SUMA Master’s (Sustainable Materials) program, funded by EIT Romaterials, the most important consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide, brings together some of the best training programs in the field of sustainable materials engineering in Europe, including the Atlantic Copper Chair Is. situated at.

With a duration of two years, until December 2024, it has the participation of the European Universities of Leuven (Belgium), Trento and Milano Bicocca (Italy), Grenoble (France), Leoben (Austria), AGH University of Science and Technology. The Polytechnic University of Kraków (Poland) and Madrid, as well as the companies Atlantic Copper and Umicor, and studies at two European educational institutions, include an internship and a master’s thesis at one of the partner companies.

About Atlantic Copper

Atlantic Copper is a company in Huelva, the largest producer of copper and sulfuric acid in Spain, generating approximately 2,500 direct, indirect and induced jobs. Its shareholder is the North American company Freeport-McMoRan, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is at the top of the world ranking of copper producers, it is a major producer of molybdenum and an important producer of gold.

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