A Cleaner Metal Refining Technology

Imagine being able to refine metals cleanly and safely on site, creating an endless supply of products, using just the raw materials you have on hand. Meet the Oyster, its core technology is the future of metal refining, found in a 2000-square foot modular unit. Its small footprint makes it ideal to install onsite even in the most remote locations, and its flexible design fits your production needs. By creating a circular loop, there’s no need to ship raw materials for processing.

The Oyster featured in our MHP Facility located in Fairfield, Ohio

Metal Feedstock
Ohio Facility
Oyster Location
Producing MHP

Modernizing Refining through Electro-Extraction

Electrochemistry is at the heart of The Oyster — our modular refining unit that fully replaces traditional smelting. We designed this system through combining electrochemistry, chemical precipitation, and filtration to process metal-bearing feedstock material in the most efficient and selective way. Nth Cycle’s unique electro-extraction process can tune two parameters at the same time — both the electrical current and pH, which allows us to target and recover a specific metal or groups of metals, producing metal and metal salts for resale. 

Refining A Multitude of Metals

Our Electro-Extraction can recover metals from an array of hard-to-access raw materials leaving stranded assets. Here’s a look at the metals we’re focusing on now. 



Primarily used in clean-energy technologies, particularly in EV batteries, stationary storage batteries, electrolyzers, and hydrogen fuel cells. 



The International Energy Agency’s 2030 net zero emissions scenarios expect nickel’s use in clean-energy demand areas to more than double. 



Widely used as a conductor of electricity, copper is featured in wind turbines, EVs, and the electric grid. 



A sister metal to platinum, palladium is used in catalytic converters to reduce hydrocarbon pollution. 



Fuel-cell electric vehicles and electrolyzers are expected to overtake the precious metal’s current use in catalytic converters by 2030. 



Rare Earth material used in magnets in EV motors, wind turbine generators, consumer electronics, air conditioning, industrial machines, ceramics and glasses, catalysts, and alloys.  



Is used in catalytic converters, magnets, batteries, vehicles, and lighting phosphors. 

More Metals

We’re R&D testing new metals to add to our list. Check back soon!

Keeping Critical Metals in Circulation Forever.

To the Nth.