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Burnaby, BC, March 25, 2024–(T-Net)

pH7 Technologies (pH7), known for its expertise in the sustainable extraction of critical metals, has been awarded $850,000 in funding through BC’s Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund. The funding announcement was made by Josie Osborne, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, during a tour of pH7’s new commercial plant in Burnaby, alongside MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds, Raj Chouhan.

Mohammad Doostmohammadi, founder and CEO of pH7 led the Honorable Josie Osborne and MLA Raj Chouhan on a tour of the company’s new commercial plant. pH7’s innovative work in critical metals extraction is helping pave the way forward for the transition to renewable and green energy technologies. The company’s proprietary closed-loop solution extracts and refines critical metals that will help the mining sector transition to renewable energy in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.

The new process also enables efficient metal extraction from low-grade resources or difficult substrates in a cost-effective way. The metal alloys, including platinum group metals, copper, and tin, produced by pH7 are then refined by industrial customers.

“We at pH7 are seeing a real opportunity to advance in the path to net-zero and are honoured to be receiving the support of the Province’s ICE Fund as we explore continued growth and commercialization of our technology,” said Mohammad Doostmohammadi, founder and CEO of pH7 Technologies. “The clean, green future we envision requires more critical metals than we have access to currently. Through innovation and collaboration, we look forward to bringing our cleantech solution to help scale the extraction of metals and make existing processes much more sustainable and cost-effective.”

With $850,000 from the Province’s Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund, pH7 will conduct a pilot project to process 5,000 kilograms per day of raw materials into approximately 2,500 kg of extracted platinum group metals per year. This method results in significantly less greenhouse gas emissions, electricity and water usage compared to mining or other recycling methods.

“B.C. is home to a growing clean-energy sector, accounting for 20% of Canada’s world-leading clean-tech firms that are having positive impacts globally,” said Josie Osborne, Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation. “With near net-zero environmental impact in the extraction of critical metals and minerals, pH7 is demonstrating the kind of innovative thinking that can transform mining around the world.”

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