Metallurgy and Advanced Materials

Battery materials from ores and concentrates

PRO in collaboration with the Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) have completed a bench and pilot program to recover battery grade Ni and Co from a Cu/Ni concentrate. This program has successfully demonstrated the key outcomes with recovery of target elements, namely Ni, Co, Cu and Fe into marketable products.

This presents a major opportunity for the revitalization of Ni mining in Botswana and the beginning of supply of materials and subsequent production of green energy.

Catalysts for water purification

Development of a novel and highly effective catalyst for the production of a green disinfectant for water treatment is underway. The technology would eliminate the need for chlorine based disinfectants and offer significant operational savings compared to the incumbent technology.