PT Freeport Indonesia officially launches new copper smelter & gold refinery project; plans 5G with Telekom at mine
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PT Freeport Indonesia officially launches new copper smelter & gold refinery project; plans 5G with Telekom at mine
October 13, 2021

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo on October 12 officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony for PT Freeport Indonesia’s (PTFI) new copper smelter at the Special Economic Zone Java Integrated Industrial and Port Estate (SEZ JIIPE) in Gresik, East Java. The $3 billion smelter will have a 1.7 Mt/y copper concentrate and 600,000 t/y copper cathode capacity plus[…]

BacTech looks to bioleaching opportunities beyond the gold industry including battery metals
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BacTech looks to bioleaching opportunities beyond the gold industry including battery metals
September 23, 2021

BacTech Environmental Corporation, the environmental technology company delivering effective biomining metal recovery and eco-friendly remediation solutions, hsa announced strategic growth plans “to help accelerate the creation of new intellectual property (IP) being developed to pursue different commercial bioleaching opportunities as identified by the company.” It adds: “As demand for greater environmental responsibility across the mining[…]

NFC China, ERG agree on EPC contract to construct ‘special coke plant’ at JSC Shubarkol Komir
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NFC China, ERG agree on EPC contract to construct ‘special coke plant’ at JSC Shubarkol Komir
September 16, 2021

Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) and China Nonferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign Engineering and Construction Co Ltd. (NFC China) have signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to construct a “special coke plant” at JSC Shubarkol Komir in Kazakhstan’s Karaganda Region. The new 400,000 t/y plant will produce a reducing agent that is key to the[…]

SNC-Lavalin names Tony Lipiec as Global VP of Minerals & Metallurgical Processing
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SNC-Lavalin names Tony Lipiec as Global VP of Minerals & Metallurgical Processing
September 8, 2021

SNC-Lavalin, an integrated professional services and project management company, has appointed Tony Lipiec as its Global Vice President of Minerals & Metallurgical Processing. Lipiec will lead engineering process teams on large- and small-scale mining and metallurgy process projects, covering multiple technical areas including mineral processing and hydrometallurgy for commodities in the base and precious metals[…]

Nouveau Monde files US patent for thermochemical purification anode tech
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Nouveau Monde files US patent for thermochemical purification anode tech
August 13, 2021

Nouveau Monde Graphite has submitted a patent application for its proprietary thermochemical purification technology to the US Patent and Trademark Office that could see it gain intellectual property over a “greener” and more sustainable alternative process to that currently used in the traditional anode material production. Leveraging Québec’s abundant, clean and affordable hydropower, the company’s[…]