Phoenix Tailings CEO Nick Myers to be Featured Speaker at Future Minerals Forum in Saudi Arabia
Myers will address responsible mining and green metals as Phoenix Tailings transforms mining with carbon-neutral, non-toxic metal processing.
RIYADH — Nick Myers, co-founder and CEO of Woburn-based Phoenix Tailings, will be a featured speaker at the Future Minerals Forum, which will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from January 9-11th. Myers will address responsible mining and green metals alongside other industry leaders to an audience of over 13,000 attendees from around the world, including 300 CEOs.
“This conference is happening at exactly the right time,” said Myers. “No matter where you’re from or what industry you’re in, everybody understands that our current methods of mining and metals production are unsustainable from both an economic and environmental perspective. That’s why we started Phoenix Tailings and I’m looking forward to sharing our transformative process with an international audience.”
Myers is a featured speaker on a panel about “Accelerating the future of mining: unleashing a just and tech-enabled transformation.” He will appear alongside Mikko Keto, CEO of FLSmidth; Ibrahim AlNassar, CEO of ESNAD, Saud Almandil, the Vice President of Technology, R&D and Innovation at Maaden; and Dr. Donald Sadoway, Professor Emeritus of Materials Chemistry at MIT.
Phoenix Tailings is transforming the metals and mining industries by processing metals, including rare earth metals like Neodymium and Dysprosium, from mining waste known as tailings. Their proprietary process has no direct carbon emissions or toxic byproducts, unlike traditional metal processing. Phoenix Tailings is the only company processing usable rare earth metals in the United States and the only company in the world processing metals without direct carbon emissions or toxic byproducts.