Peter Tom Jones
Peter Tom Jones
Director, KU Leuven Institute for Sustainable Metals and Minerals

Jones is the Director of the KU Leuven Institute for Sustainable Metals and Minerals (SIM²), an interdisciplinary team of more than 250 researchers focusing on the exploration, extraction, processing, refining and recycling of the energy-transition metals that are essential for a sustainable society. Jones has been working in this field for over 20 years, since completing his PhD in Metallurgy at KU Leuven in 2001. Jones is also the co-founder of KU Leuven’s SOLVOMET Research & Innovation Centre, a platform that provides (circular) hydrometallurgy expertise to industrial partners. Through SIM² KU Leuven and SOLVOMET, Jones has been a coordinator or partner in more than 30 EU-funded projects on sustainable metallurgy and critical raw materials.   Additionally, Jones is the author of several books (e.g. Terra Incognita (2006), Klimaatcrisis (2009), Terra Reversa (2009 & 2016)…) and presenter of documentaries (e.g. Responsible Mining in Europe (2022), Made in Europe: from mine to Electric Vehicle (2023), The Sami Perspective (2024), Europe's Mining Renaissance (2024)) on the transition to a climate-neutral, circular economy.

Upcoming Sessions

Add to Calendar 2024-05-15 10:00:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: The Race to Achieve Energy Security Power sectors worldwide are undergoing a dramatic transformation and are on track to double renewable energy capacity by the end of the decade. This panel discussion will explore the complex supply challenges and cross-industry competition associated with this significant shift and outline strategies for sourcing the needed volumes of raw materials. Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Auditorium RAW MATERIALS Europe/Brussels public
The Race to Achieve Energy Security
Moderated by
David Rose
Chairman & CEO, TechMet Ltd
Venture Partner, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
President for Europe, Central Asia and North Africa region at FLSmidth
+2 speaker
Director, KU Leuven Institute for Sustainable Metals and Minerals
Partner, Oxera Consulting