The Think & Act Differently (TAD) incubator, powered by BHP, has announced its support for a new cohort that has come together to develop an innovative technology roadmap for in-situ and alternative extraction options, the company says, lower the impact of mining and processing.
In collaboration with its partner, Unearthed, the TAD Cohort was curated through a venture-style selection process, which also involved selection of members from the TAD Ecosystem.
This cohort is supported and funded by BHP, Boliden, Rio Tinto, South32 and IGO, as part of the TAD Collaboration that is commited to unlocking new technologies and reimagining lower impact mining and processing to find value in overlooked resources.
The TAD Cohort comprises a diverse group of companies ready to apply new ways of thinking to in-situ recovery. It includes:
- Auric BioRecovery: using bio recovery processes to release metal from tailings;
- Clean & Recover: ElectroClear recovery of water from acid mine drainage;
- Destiny Copper: Using high activation potential and chemistry to eliminate electricity requirements for plating copper;
- Draslovka: A ‘green’ recyclable lixiviant, selective in leaching base and precious metals from host minerals (pictured in a test lab above);
- Eden GeoPower: Rock preconditioning technology to enable in-situ solution mining;
- Ekion: Enabling the in-situ extraction of metals using electrokinetics;
- EnviroGold Global: Clean-technology process for metal recovery from sulphide mine tailings and smelter residues; metal recovery includes strategic, critical, base and precious metals;
- LeadFX: Metal recovery with CO2 capture;
- Loop Hydrometallurgy: Clean technology unlocking copper, rare earth elements and other metals from tailings and concentrates;
- Muon Vision: Cosmic ray sensing for tailings and heap leach monitoring; and
- Precision Periodic: Enabling industrial scale chromatography using novel filtration media to recover and concentrate elements in mining applications and treatment of wastewater.