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Ms Carol-lynne Pettit

TechMetCE Senior Impact & Partnership Development Manager - IIB


I am the Project Manager for the new Circular Economy Centre in Technology Metals (TechMetCE) led by the University of Exeter and funded by the UKRI. And I am also leading on the policy impact activities across the five collaborating institutions (University of Exeter, the British Geological Survey, and the Universities of Leicester, Manchester, and Birmingham).

The TechMetCE project will explore how to create a circular economy for the technology metals such as cobalt, rare earths and lithium, for the cycle starting from the first stages of extraction, through manufacturing and recycling to the end-of-life and recovery stages. The project will create a new Roadmap for a technology-metals circular economy centred on the UK.


My degrees are in chemical engineering, and I have extensive work experience in the mining, metals/chemicals, and energy sectors. I have worked in both industry and academia. Recently I was the Senior Manager - Sustainability for a global industry trade association (Cobalt Institute), and also the Manager of the EU REACH consortia for the cobalt industry. 

Previously I was a Senior Research Fellow and the Coordinator of a sustainability consortium project (PUrE - Pollutants in the Urban Environment) funded by the EPSRC and led by the University of Surrey and the University of Manchester. And I have also worked as an Environmental Consultant on many global mining studies.