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Revolutionizing Mining: Vancouver-based pH7 Technologies Develops Closed-Loop Process for Extracting Critical Metals with Near Net-Zero Environmental Impact

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 27, 2024
Innovative technology created to minimize mining’s environmental footprint

In British Columbia, a new chemical process is being developed by Vancouver-based pH7 Technologies to extract critical minerals with minimal environmental impact. The company has created a closed-loop process using advanced chemistry to extract and refine metals in an efficient manner. This technology enables the mining industry to extract valuable minerals from low-grade resources or difficult substrates at a lower cost than traditional methods.

The metal alloys produced by pH7, including platinum group metals, copper, and tin, are then refined by industrial customers. The process has been praised by B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Low-Carbon Innovation Josie Osborne for its near net-zero environmental impact in extracting critical metals.

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 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.

To further develop this innovative technology, 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, established in 2007, supports B.C.’s clean-energy sector by funding projects that promote clean, renewable energy technologies and reduce fossil fuel consumption to help preserve the environment.

By Samantha Johnson

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