Boston– N cycles, an innovative metals processing and recycling technology company, today announced it has entered commercial operation of its patented electro-extractive mining and refining technology. Nth Cycle allows miners, refiners and recyclers to remove metal-bearing waste from various industries such as low-grade ores, mine tailings, and discarded batteries using only electricity and carbon filters. You can collect important minerals. Electroextraction is a cleaner, lower cost alternative to the traditional and very dirty pyrometallurgical and hydrometallurgical processes currently used by mining companies and battery recyclers.
Megan O’Connor, co-founder and CEO of Nth Cycle, said: “The Inflation Reduction Act will dramatically accelerate critical mineral mining and refining activities in the United States through stringent “local” requirements for critical minerals used to make the batteries that power electric vehicles. increase. We expect Nth Cycle’s electro-extraction technology to be a pivotal solution. Bridging the gap between demand and supply of critical domestic materials through cost-effective, efficient and environmentally friendly home refining. ”
Last month, Nth Cycle began operating its first commercial-scale electric extraction unit, called OYSTER. The unit has processed a variety of materials for validation with the company’s growing list of partners in the near future, and is currently processing the final product, black mass, from the mechanical separation of spent batteries.
Chris Toren, Vice President of Engineering, said: “We are currently upgrading industrial waste to produce nickel MHPs, a key material that will enable automakers to comply with the new electric vehicle tax credit. Our current footprint is just a few thousand square feet. feet, our system can be easily deployed on-site in a matter of months, as opposed to the years it typically takes to build and start operating a conventional refinery facility.”
Nth Cycle’s unique modular electro-extraction technology supports refiners, miners and battery recyclers in replacing or augmenting older, high-emission hydrometallurgical and pyrometallurgical processes. Nth Cycle’s technology converts metal scrap, electronics recycling, untapped mining resources, and waste from existing mines into high-purity, vital minerals that are ready for new production.
Nth Cycle is hiring and looking for engineering, business and science positions.
For more information, please visit https://nthcycle.com/careers/.
Nth Cycle is a metalworking technology company that works with recyclers and miners. We are the heart of metalworking. This is a critical step in beneficially separating important minerals from other elements and converting them into production-grade raw materials for energy transitions. At Nth Cycle, we believe all the vital minerals you need for your energy transition are already available today. Until now, there hasn’t been a clean and profitable way to get them.