June 16, 2024

Revolutionary Mineral Extraction Process Aims for Net-Zero Environmental Impact in BC

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Innovative technology created to minimize mining’s environmental footprint

A new chemical process is being developed in British Columbia to allow the mining industry to extract critical minerals with minimal environmental impact. This innovative technology, created by Vancouver-based pH7 Technologies, uses advanced chemistry to extract and refine critical metals from low-grade resources or difficult substrates in a cost-effective manner.

The metal alloys produced by pH7, including platinum group metals, copper, and tin, are then refined by industrial customers. This closed-loop process enables near net-zero environmental impact in extracting critical metals. The B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Low-Carbon Innovation Josie Osborne praised pH7 for their innovative approach to mineral extraction.

pH7 founder and CEO Mohammad Doostmohammadi expressed optimism about the potential for growth and commercialization of their technology with the support of the Province’s ICE Fund. The company aims to scale up the extraction of metals in a more sustainable and cost-effective manner to meet the increasing demand for critical metals in a clean tech future.

PH7 will use $850,000 from the ICE Fund to conduct a pilot project processing 5,000 kilograms of raw materials per day, resulting in approximately 2,500 kilograms of extracted platinum group metals per year. The ICE Fund supports British Columbia’s clean energy sector by funding projects that promote clean renewable energy technologies and reduce fossil fuel consumption to help preserve the environment.

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