Revolutionizing the Mining Industry with pH7 Technologies’ Closed-Loop Process

Innovative technology created to minimize mining’s environmental footprint

Vancouver-based pH7 Technologies is developing a new chemical process in British Columbia that allows the mining industry to extract critical minerals with minimal environmental impact. The company’s closed-loop process uses advanced chemistry to extract and refine critical metals, making it efficient to extract 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.

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. B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Low-Carbon Innovation Josie Osborne praised pH7 for their near net-zero environmental impact in extracting critical metals.

With $850,000 from the ICE Fund, 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. The ICE Fund was established in 2007 to support British Columbia’s clean energy sector by funding projects that promote clean energy technologies and reduce fossil fuel consumption to help preserve the environment.

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