Benoît GRYMONPREZ operates at Centre Terre et Pierre (CTP, Belgium) since 2011. He graduated both in Geology (ore forming processes) and Hydrology from the Catholic University of Louvain-La-Neuve (Belgium) with specific focus on Cu-Fe mineralized skarns in Romania. He was also in charge of mineral processing courses for Chemical and Materials engineers at Universities of Lille and Valenciennes (France). He joined the consultation committee for Mining Engineer training program of the University of Mons (Belgium).
He was first involved at CTP as project engineer in R&D for ore beneficiation of various commodities from precious and base metals to industrial minerals, and especially CPS flotation of polymetallic zinc oxide deposits or flotation treatment of contaminated sediments.
He served several years in Africa, mainly in the copper-belt (R.D. Congo), as exploration geologist and project manager for the discovery, the mining exploitation and the development of conventional and new occurrences of copper-cobalt deposits.
He is currently R&D Manager at CTP, in charge of national and international projects related to the development of processing routes for new natural deposits and secondary materials as waste recycling and valorization (slags, bottom ash, mineral sludge…). He manages also the laboratories and mineral processing pilot platform and acts as consultant for mining projects.
He is involved in the technical group for mineral processing and extractive metallurgy of SIM association (Société Industrie Minérale, France) and member of several associations (SME, SAIMM…).