25 Feb '18, 10am

#MGXMinerals to proceed with #hydrogen gasification and battery metals extraction from #petcoke

Petcoke samples were obtained from Alberta oil sands (Sample #1) and refinery (Sample #2) sales stockpiles of available petcoke. Samples were analyzed by Acme Labs of Vancouver, British Columbia using standard ICP analyses. Results were as follows: Sample Vanadium (V) ppm Cobalt (Co) ppm Nickel (Ni) ppm Sample Nº 1 421 4.8 76.8 Sample Nº 2 458 1.3 53.4 Further analysis of concentrate post-gasification ash samples is now underway with ash amounting to 3% of oil sands petcoke by weight and less than 1% of the refinery petcoke sample. MGX expects that the concentrations of metals will directly correspond with the reduction in material, approximately 30x and over 100x, respectively. Analyses of the ash concentrate is expected shortly. A Phase II study is currently being completed by Highbury and will include analyses of potential site locations, inclusion of pilot scale gasifi...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/02/20180225-mgx.html