Wed. Jun 19th, 2024
Innovative technology created to minimize mining’s environmental footprint

The mining industry is about to undergo a transformation in British Columbia with the development of a new chemical process that allows for the extraction of critical minerals with minimal environmental impact. pH7 Technologies, a Vancouver-based company, has created a closed-loop process using advanced chemistry to extract and refine critical metals. This innovative method also enables efficient extraction 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. The near net-zero environmental impact of this process has caught the attention of B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Low-Carbon Innovation Josie Osborne, who praised pH7 for their commitment to sustainability in extracting these critical minerals.

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. With this funding, pH7 will 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. This initiative supports B.C.’s clean energy sector by promoting clean, renewable energy technologies and reducing fossil fuel consumption to preserve the environment.

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