Approaching Net-Zero in quarrying, asphalt and mineral products

Join IAT and IQ for a week of valuable insights into how the industry is addressing the environmental and sustainability issues facing us all today.

Covering a wide range of topics from biodiversity and climate change to sustainable procurement practices and alternative energy, this conference will be a must attend for everyone in the industry.

Each day will focus on a different theme and will consist of two presentations - each lasting 25 minutes. Delegates are encouraged to take part in the whole session to contribute to the discussion and ask their own questions to the experts.

The conference will provide valuable continuing professional development (CPD) for quarrying and asphalt professionals and be a great opportunity for sharing knowledge and experiences.

Taking place online at lunchtime over 5 days from Monday 1st November 2021, you can view the full programme below and register your place.

Topics covered include:

  • Climate change and the impact on the mineral products sector
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Technology driving sustainable processes
  • Alternative fuels and energy
  • Natural resource management


Key Details

Date: Week commencing 1st November 2021

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm each day

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: Free for IQ and IAT members

Booking: Simply click on the registration links below to confirm your attendance on each of the days you want to attend.

Date Presentation, Speaker Zoom Registration Link
Monday 1st November

Where next for sustainable mineral products?

Presented by Kirsten Henson, Director, KLH Sustainability

How climate change is impacting the mineral products sector

Tuesday 2nd November

Life Cycle Based Sustainable Procurement

Presented by Chris Read, Supply Chain Management Lead, EKFB JV


Speaker and presentation to be announced shortly.

Presented by National Highways

Sustainable Procurement
Wednesday 3rd November

Data capture driving efficient processes

Presented by Alan LC Ferguson, Materials Advisor, Transport Scotland


How technology and data can drive sustainability within quarrying

Presented by Iain Ormrod - General Manager, Chepstow Plant, and Ross Hayward - Head of Assets and Commercial, Chepstow Plant.

Technology driving sustainable processes
Thursday 4th November

The role of fuel switching in net zero

Presented by Dr Richard Leese, Director, Mineral Products Association


Alternatives to Red Diesel: Electric Powered Equipment

Presented Joe Hilton, Sales Specialist - Electrification, JCB

Alternative fuels and energy
Friday 5th November

Biodiversity Metric 3 and its Application for the Minerals Sector

Presented by Dr Nicholas White, Principal Advisor, Natural England


How Graphene may be a resource within the Asphalt sector

Presented by Craig Dawson, Application Manager, Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (UoM)

Biodiversity and resource management