AB Minerals has developed a new Made for Africa Eco-Friendly smelting technology to produce high purity Tantalum and Niobium
To change the current value proposition for countries exporting their minerals at the lowest value, by installing multiple plants worldwide and transforming the minerals into higher value-added products directly in-country.
This new, disruptive Tantalite smelting technology does not use hydrofluoric acid. It is more environmentally friendly, low cost and energy efficient. As a closed system all gases and liquids are fed back into the process and waste material is non-mineralized, clean waste rock.
The design is complete and can be installed and operational within 8 months. It's modular, scalable & can be located in any country where there is an adequate supply of Tantalite bearing minerals.
AB Minerals is planning to construct several industrial scale plants to smelt Tantalite bearing ores and produce high purity Tantalum and Niobium. These will be the first plants of their kind in Tantalite producing countries.
AB Minerals’ summary of the environmental impact of chemicals used, gases, water, waste rock and radioactivity from its new technology for processing tantalite bearing ores. The solution addresses the challenges of delivering a cost-effective separation technology through reduced energy and water consumption while having minimal environmental impact.
This environmentally friendly process will allow the extraction of tantalite ores that would previously have been deemed uneconomical or unsafe to transport. AB Minerals can install plants in any jurisdiction in the world and meet even the most rigorous environmental standards.