Adam Estelle

CDA Vice President

Copper’s Critical Role in a More Sustainable Future 
Presented by Adam Estelle
Thursday, October 20, 2022  •  11:15 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.

The electrification of everything, the clean energy transition and climate change will fuel unprecedented demand growth for copper and copper alloy semis for the foreseeable future. Against this backdrop, the copper supply chain must evolve and collaborate to meet constantly changing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies, regulations and goals, while at the same time remaining financially viable. No one company, industry or association can take this on alone.

​In this session, Copper Development Association’s Vice President Adam Estelle will review some of the underlying policy and market drivers that are changing the landscape and creating new challenges and opportunities up and down the copper value chain. 


Focus areas will include:

  • Copper use in electric vehicles, renewables and other growth segments

  • Where will all the copper come from?

  • Sustainability/ESG challenges and opportunities

  • The changing recycling landscape in North America

  • Recycled content, the circular economy and scrap stream viability

About Adam Estelle

Adam Estelle is the vice president at Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA) and oversees several market advocacy initiatives designed to bring the value of copper and copper alloy products to society. Estelle is a subject matter expert on brass rod, antimicrobial copper and scrap stream viability. He joined CDA in 2008. Estelle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Arizona.

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