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Breakthrough Solution of the Year

Open to miners, producers, processors, equipment makers, exchanges, clearing houses, recyclers, technology providers and others contributing to the metals value chain.

This category acknowledges the work of a company or organization instrumental in taking a promising metals production technology or process and expanding its use or impact. The award recognizes innovators or first movers, as well as those with the perseverance to transform an existing process or make it remarkably better.

Judges will focus on the research, development and commercialization of ingenious and cost effective-ways to enhance one or more of the following key objectives: greater efficiency, higher productivity, better quality and lower environmental impact. The scope of the award ranges from raw materials supply, through primary production and further processing, to the end-user interface.

Judges will consider any metals production technology or process launched, patented or fundamentally improved since January 2015. Technologies operating in pilot facilities or initial phases will be considered.

Nominations are closed.

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2016 Global Metals Awards Winners


Metals Company of the Year
Steel Dynamics

Breakthrough Innovation of the Year
NanoSteel & AK Steel Corp

CEO of the Year
Marsha Serlin, United Scrap Metal

Corporate Social Responsibility Award
Abralatas

Deal of the Year
Alcoa

Industry Leadership - Aluminum
UC Rusal

Industry Leadership - Base Metals
Hindustan Copper Ltd

Industry Leadership Award - Raw Materials & Mining
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc

Industry Leadership Award - Scrap & Recycling
Upstate Shredding - Weitsman Recycling

Industry Leadership Award - Steel
NLMK

Lifetime Achievement Award
Lou Schorsch, ArcelorMittal

Financial Metals Service Provider of the Year
LME Clear

Physical Metals Service Provider of the Year
Midwest Materials, Inc
Metals User of the Year
Maverick Enterprises, Inc
Rising Star Award
Aqua Metals