Dr. (Tech.) Päivi Kinnunen heads Methttps://europe.minesandtechnology.com/speakers/paivi-kinnunen/www.vtt.fials and Materials Recovery group at VTT in the field of material recycling, hydrometallurgical process development and geomicrobiology. Currently, she is the coordinator of two large EU-funded projects (METGROW+, Metal recovery from low grade ores and wastes plus; ITERAMS, Integrated mineral technologies for more sustainable raw material supply). Before joining VTT, she held industrial positions in metallurgy and developed sustainable hydrometallurgical production processes for the mining and metal industry.