More Profits from Existing Critical Mineral Mining.

The mining & refining industry has a vision: safe extraction of as much usable material as possible while leaving the smallest impact. Every mining company strives to reduce the scale of their tailing ponds, minimize transportation needs and energy use, and reduce onsite risks. Every refiner wants to keep their facility running at full capacity and access new markets they never expected to at the outset. Nth Cycle makes these aspirations possible.

Our solution integrates in almost any point in the mining and refining process. First, we integrate at new and legacy tailings ponds to safely extract value from this waste with technology that is low impact and low risk. Second, Nth Cycle can be added to upfront mining operations. Through integration at this stage, miners can extract as much usable material onsite as possible, increasing yields and significantly reducing transportation costs.

Once arriving at the refinery, we can provide a pre-processing step to reduce variability in refining feedstocks while also increasing purity. We can also transform a range of feedstocks into hydroxides that expand the refining capabilities of your facility. And after refining, we can continue to upgrade mineral purity by processing bleed streams, often leapfrogging subsequent processing and refining steps required before selling to your customers.


How electro-extraction works in mining.

Our electro-extraction system is based on an electrochemically-modified filter press, combining both filtration and electrowinning into one unit. This allows for operation at low voltages and high current efficiencies, significantly reducing energy costs and footprint. That means lower operating costs and easier siting. In addition, the in-situ base production alleviates the need for highly caustic chemicals while reducing waste, potential hazards, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Highly Marketable Product

Where it sells.

Nth Cycle can be tuned to capture a wide variety of transition, rare earth, and precious metals.

Our outputs are metal hydroxides, pure metals, or metal oxides that can be sold to later stage refineries for manufacturing of clean energy and electronic components. Our upgraded products can be inserted later into the process for refining, which save time, cost, and resources to produce manufacturing-grade precursors.

Let’s test your critical mineral ore and tailings.

We’re actively taking sample mine tailings and low-grade ores from producers and upgrading them to prove how well our technology can work on your feedstock.