Kinterra Capital, a Canadian private equity firm, has announced that portfolio company NiVolt Technologies has demonstrated production of high-quality nickel and cobalt products for the battery supply chain.
NiVolt has produced mixed hydroxide precipitate (MHP) containing over 45% nickel plus cobalt with low impurities and is conducting a feasibility study for a Quebec hydrometallurgical facility. The plant will turn nickel concentrate into MHP and nickel sulfate for EV batteries. NiVolt has made progress in advanced hydrometallurgical test work to optimize process conditions and analyze nickel concentrate material from Kinterra’s Quebec and Australian nickel mines, as well as third-party concentrates, before starting pilot plant operations.
“Our test results have demonstrated that a high nickel and cobalt leach recovery can be achieved and that a high quality MHP can be produced,” said Cory Kosinski, Vice President at NiVolt. “We look forward to advancing to the pilot plant campaign to validate the process conditions on a continuous basis and generate the necessary process design data for the commercial plant.”
Source: Kinterra Capital