Queensland tech could lead laterite revolution

AUSTRALIAN developed technologies designed to allow extraction of nickel and cobalt from lower grade ores more cheaply and effectively than current methods are set to be trialed in a demonstration plant to possibly be built in Western Australia, which is agitating to take the lead in Australia’s battery materials space.

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Dr James Vaughan helped develop the new process.

Pure Battery Technologies is looking to raise between A$20-50 million to develop a 5000 tonne per annum plant, based around a patented acid leaching process developed at the University of Queensland