Guest Talk: Craig Guthrie

Balancing demand for transition metals and minimizing mining impact is crucial for a sustainable future.

Digitalization and automation can lead to low-footprint mines, but challenges remain.

Traceability is the key for addressing ESG requirements and increasing transparency in the supply chain: exploring innovative mining methods and ESG challenges is an essential process in OTR today.

Watch the interview with Craig Guthrie, Editor of Mining Magazine, about these important topics!

  • Craig Guthrie
    Craig Guthrie
  • Robert Pell
    Robert Pell
  • Fabio Novelli
    Fabio Novelli
Did you know?
  • An average iPhone contains around 0.034g of gold, 0.34g of silver and 0.015g of palladium.
  • The oldest known mine in the planet is the Ngwenya Plant in Swaziland, which about 43,000 years old
  • Metals and mining accounts for approximately 4% to 7% of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.
Craig Guthrie
Craig Guthrie

After covering the role of managing editor at Asia Times Online and Middle East Eye, and more than three years as the Digital Editor of Petroleum Economist with a mandate to focus on technical innovation, Industry 4.0 and ESG, Craig Guthrie took over Mining Magazine’s editorship in April 2021.

With years of experience writing about the impacts of regional geopolitics on the commodity markets, he now leads an editorial team to provide industry coverage on critical midstream operations, technology, computing and more, in the mining industry.

Robert Pell
Robert Pell

Robert Pell is the Founder & CEO of Minviro, a UK-based consultancy and technology company that provides solutions using life cycle assessment for raw materials, technologies, and recycling sectors.

Prior to Minviro, Dr Pell completed a Ph.D. at the University of Exeter (Camborne School of Mines), as part of the NERC funded SoSRare project on the topic “Responsible sourcing of rare earth elements”, with a year at Tsinghua University.

Dr Pell has published a number of academic papers on applying life cycle assessment for rare earth elements and other technology metals.


Fabio Novelli
Fabio Novelli

Fabio Novelli is an entrepreneur who founded his first trading company in 1990, later moving into the fields of industrial automation, services to

industry, engineering and plant engineering and R&D. To merge these different souls, he and his father Albino founded Nol-Tec Europe, a company that designs and builds integrated bulk material handling and process automation systems in many industries, in 1998.

In 2016, the Company changed the brand name into NTE Process: across years it turned from a family business into a management-run business celebrating 25 years of successes in 2023.