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Li-Cycle Rochester Hub
Li-Cycle, in collaboration with Hatch, is constructing the first-of-its-kind hydrometallurgical battery resource recovery facility in Rochester, New York, known as the Rochester Hub.
Alouette relined anode bake furnace
The reline of ABF-1 integrates a new furnace technology, increasing the furnace’s efficiency and operation.
A second furnace reline (ABF-2) is planned for 2024. This work on ABF-1 and ABF-2 will ensure that Alouette can continue to efficiently produce aluminium, decrease its carbon footprint, and accommodate future growth.
Imerys British Lithium project
England’s county of Cornwall is the focus of three strategic lithium extraction projects. Imerys British Lithium’s (IBL) project is one of these three mines. IBL is a hard rock mining project with an associated 20 ktpa lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) refinery located in an existing kaolinite clay mine. IBL’s aim is to be Europe’s first Li2CO3 project by 2028.
BHP’s electric smelting furnace pilot
BHP and Hatch are designing and developing a pilot electric smelting furnace (ESF) facility to accelerate the adoption of new iron and steelmaking technologies, providing BHP’s steelmaking customers pathways to lower carbon dioxide (CO2) intensity in steel production using iron ore from BHP’s Pilbara mines.