pH7 PRESENTS A NET-ZERO SOLUTION FOR COPPER EXTRACTION.
Copper plays a critical role in the energy transition, especially with clean energy becoming a major focus for global economies. Copper represents a $200 billion market worldwide and is one of the most widely used, high-demand minerals in clean energy technologies and electrification. It is vital in driving the adoption of electric grids, electric vehicles, and renewable energy sources.
pH7 Technologies has have developed a sustainable heap-leaching closed-loop process that can extract copper, which is locked in low grade ores and tailings in an environmentally and economically sustainable manner.
COPPER IS CRUCIAL FOR A FULLY ELECTRIC FUTURE.
Copper is critical to the energy transition due to its malleability, superconductivity, and affordability as a metal.
- The best non-precious metal conductor of electricity.
- Essential to the development of energy-efficient generators, motors, and transformers.
- A major component of renewable energy production systems such as solar, wind, fuel cells, and batteries.
Create an impact with pH7’s closed-loop process
Our technology enables the extraction of copper from low-grade sulfide ores such as chalcopyrite, in an economical and environmentally responsible manner.
Exploring sources of recycled copper for the energy transition.
There is an untapped reserve of over 43 million tons of copper in mining waste dumping sites globally – equivalent to over ten years of supply. This reserve has been deemed economically and environmentally challenging to extract through conventional means due to numerous factors, including:
Fresh water consumption per ton of copper extracted is 85000 litres.
Energy consumption per tonne of copper extracted is 30.24 gigajoules.
CO2 emissions per ton of copper extracted is 1.69 tonnes.