Dec 2021 – Future of PGMs in the Electrified World


14 Dec 2021

The Theme for the event is “Future of PGMs in the Electrified World” and will focus on the increasing importance of diversified energy storage and clean mobility solutions across the value chain.

11:00 – 11:30 – Future of PGMs in the Electrified World – Key Note Speaker – Michelle Lynch
11:30-11:45 – Introduction to European Chapter and Key Objectives
11:45-12:15 – Break away Focus Session – shaping our PGM futures – what members want from WiPGM European Chapter
12:15-12:30 – Summary of key contributions

Michelle Lynch is a PhD in Chemicals and Catalysis and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). Her 24 years of post-doctoral experience span catalyst R&D, catalyst and precious metals market research, patent analysis and consulting. She is currently the Director and Owner of Enabled Future Limited (EFL). Prior to setting up EFL, Michelle worked with Johnson Matthey, Nexant and IHS Markit.

She is a regular speaker at conferences and contributor to industry magazines. Her publications to date have included features in The Catalyst Review, Recycling & Waste World, Energy World and The Catalyst Group Intelligence Report. She lives and runs her consultancy in the West Midlands, UK. She is passionate about sustainability, pollution abatement and helping to create high impact solutions to tackle climate change.

We have for some time now promised that we were setting up regional chapters that will plan and coordinate in person events in the regions to augment and strengthen the events we are hosting and planning from a global perspective. Yana Stunis, appointed to our board in June 2021 and chair of the European Chapter, raced out of the chapter blocks and together with her amazing committee members Anna Marchisio and Lynda Si-Ahmed, put together a session focusing on two aspects – how electrification will shape the PGM world and how WiPGMs could help shape our members future within this context.

The team invited Michelle Lynch as keynote speaker to step through the transformation towards electrification which will see electricity consumption needs double by 2040. Michelle, a PhD in Chemicals and Catalysis and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), proceeded to explain how catalysis and metals are enabled and required to address these needs. Following on from this very informative session, we broke into 4 breakaways sessions where our members had an opportunity to share thoughts on future events and ideas to shape our mentor/mentee programme.

Member Platform

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We are developing a member platform which allows members and other interested parties to find specific women who have specific knowledge within the PGM value chain to mentor other aspiring candidates and create helpful connections.