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  • 25-26 May 2021 | #Breakbulk21
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James Stevenson

IHS Markit

Executive Director, Coal, Metals & Mining Group

James Stevenson, Executive Director, leads the global research team for the Coal, Metals & Mining group. Dr. Stevenson’s expertise includes supply-demand dynamics of the international coal, iron ore, and ferrous scrap markets, price forecasting, transportation, and export logistics and infrastructure. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Dr. Stevenson spent five years in coal trading, most recently as Vice President, Coal Analysis, at Mercuria Energy Trading, Inc., and before that as Coal Strategist at Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy. Prior to that, he worked at Eraring Energy in the Australian utility industry. Dr. Stevenson holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Sydney in Australia, and a PhD from Yale University.

Sessions With James Stevenson

Wednesday, 26 May

  • 01:40pm - 02:00pm (EST) / 26/may/2021 05:40 pm - 26/may/2021 06:00 pm

    General Session

    Digging Up Energy: How Long Will the Green Mining Boom Last?

    Prices for "green" metals such as lithium, cobalt, and bellwether copper are booming because decarbonizing the energy mix means building wind, solar, and battery-based energy systems that rely on these metals. New tech is "moving the needle," according to IHS Markit mining and minerals experts, as the energy transition changes the global mined commodities mix and incentivizes mine construction and expansion, often in remote or geopolitically tricky areas. Mining is a mainstay source of breakbulk cargo volumes. This session will analyze the minerals and regions where growth is expected, and how long the "energy minerals" boom is likely to last.