29 kesä Mondo Minerals Nickel: Nibipros
Name: Nibipros – Development of downstream operation for nickel concentrate processing by using bioleaching process in reactors
Duration: 1.8.2013 – 30.6.2015
Total costs (€)/Tekes support: 594 000€/207 900€
Organisation: Mondo Minerals Nickel Oy
Contact person Janne Seppälä, Mondo Minerals, janne.seppala(at)mondominerals.com
Research organization partners: Mintek, GTK
International partners: Mintek
Need and motivation of the project:
Need for to decrease fairly high iron and arsenic concentrations and need for to increase fairly low nickel concentration in the nickel flotation concentrates produced by Mondo Minerals.
Main set targets:
To develop and to test in pilot scale the reactor bioleaching process for to process flotation nickel concentrate.
Key results and impact
Successful pilot tests accomplished and an investment decision of full scale process plant have been made.
Commercialization status (demos, pilotings, investments, products, services): Full scale process plant’s commissioning in action.