Product R&D Summary
St-Georges R&D team is working on a process to extract all sulphur sources from mining tailing and its recuperation as a “Sulphide Concentrate” that can be used for different applications.
The process being developed involves the recuperation of the gas emitted during the processing and its close-circuit usage to power the plant along with the recuperation of the heat generate by the process.
The objective is to produce a stable sulphide concentrate and create a new tailing waste that will not generate Sulphuric Acid or Acid Drainage when exposed to weather elements.
This project development is linked with the “Acid Drainage Effort” initiative. A CAD $1,500,000 budget as been defined to bring all its R&D segment from proof of concept and pilot plant testing to deployment ready pre-commercial phase.
The R&D phase and the subsequent pilot plant testing is expect to last for 18 months.
- The process can be integrated to new mining processing circuit or use to reprocess mine tailings.
- Potential Intellectual Property claims lies with the design of the circuit, its equipement and certain methods employed.
- The project is jointly financed by St-Georges for 70% and Strategic Metallurgy Pty. ltd for 30%
- The project might be admissible to governmental grant for reclamation and green energy development
- The process can be designed on a small scale, akind its pilot plant version and used in the field in remote area to reclamed old abandon mine sites.
- The technology could be adapted to improve the reclamation of oil sand tailing pounds.