The mining industry is full of opportunities for tech based companies that can solve critical problems such as worker safety, efficient use of natural resources, and maximizing productivity. Doug Hockstad, Director of Tech Launch Arizona will lead this panel in discussing the latest tech innovations, resources available to mining startups, how startups can access capital.
Dr. Abraham F. Jalbout
I have a PhD in Chemistry (at the age of 18) having a career in both academics and also new technology based ventures. Currently CEO of the MetOxs group focused on developing new technologies for sustainable green chemistries in the mining industry. Prior to this I have served as a co-founder and Director of Golden Knights Capital (a Sebrina Holdings Company) focused on trading of commodities using a proprietary platform.
As a scientist myself (with several hundred publications and multiple patents) my interests are always geared towards a fundamental approach to solving mining problems. Among the main focuses of the Metoxs group is novel leaching processes using organic non-harmful salts, building materials using waste materials (fly ash/mine tailings) and cleaning effluent ponds. We have successfully built commercial plants treating abandoned mine effluent ponds with our proprietary technology. Sustainable approaches to mining are the heart and soul of our main activities. Through our successful collaboration with TLA and the University of Arizona we have developed new game changing solutions to the mining industry.