"Kabanga’s hydromet process is a game-changer. Traditionally, nickel sulphide deposits require smelting for beneficiation, which has a significantly greater environmental impact. Kabanga will be different, delivering Class 1 nickel on a sustainable basis".
Kabanga will be a complete cradle-to-gate nickel operation that will be “greener” than industry averages because the refined metals will be produced in-country without smelting or the transportation of large volumes of concentrate over long, intercontinental distances.
Kabanga Nickel intends to adhere to the model of a sustainable electric vehicle value chain and to transparently quantify its environmental footprint for all stakeholders. In June 2020, the Nickel Institute published a Life Cycle Assessment report to quantify the environmental impacts of cradle-to-gate production of nickel products. Accordingly, Kabanga Nickel intends to quantify the environmental footprint of the overall Kabanga project against this baseline for the nickel industry. By adopting hydromet technology for processing nickel concentrate, Kabanga’s environmental footprint is expected to significantly outperform this industry baseline.
It’s time to change to a “greener” game.