A MINERALS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS PROJECT DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
Neometals is a sustainable battery materials producer. The Company has developed a suite of green battery materials processing technologies that reduce reliance on traditional mining and processing and support circular economic principles.
Neometals’ three core battery materials businesses, listed below, are commercialising these proprietary, low-cost, low-carbon process technologies in incorporated joint ventures:
Recycling and Resource Recovery:
Lithium-ion Battery (“LiB”) Recycling (50% technology) – Commercialisation via Primobius GmbH JV (NMT 50% equity). All plants built by Primobius’ co-owner (SMS group 50% equity), a 150-year- old German plant builder. Providing recycling service as principal in Germany and commenced plant supply and licensing activities as technology partner to Mercedes-Benz. Primobius targeting first commercial 21,000tpa plant offer to Canadian company Stelco in DecQ2023;
Lithium Chemicals (70% technology) – Commercialising patented ELi™ electrolysis process, co-owned 30% by Mineral Resources Ltd, to produce battery quality lithium hydroxide from brine and/or hard-rock feedstocks at lowest quartile operating costs. Co-funding Pilot Plant trials in 2023 with planned Demonstration Plant trials and evaluation studies in 2024 for potential 25,000tpa LiOH operation in Portugal under a 50:50 JV with related entity to Bondalti, Portugal’s largest chemical company; and
Vanadium Recovery (100% technology) – aiming to enable sustainable production of high-purity vanadium pentoxide from processing of steelmaking by-product (“Slag”) at lowest-quartile operating cost. Targeting partnerships with steel makers and participants in the vanadium chemical value chain under a low risk / low capex technology licensing business model.
Upstream Mineral Extraction:
Barrambie Titanium and Vanadium Project (100% equity) – one of the world’s highest-grade hard-rock titanium-vanadium deposits. The Company is engaging with third-party titanium producers and mining services companies in relation to offtake, equity investment and contract mine-to-port solutions.