Diversified natural resources producer Eurasian Resources Group’s Metalkol Roan Tailings Reclamation project, or RTR, has joined the Cobalt Institute.
The Metalkol RTR is a major reprocessing plant for historic cobalt and copper tailings from previous mining operations in the Haut-Katanga province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
At full capacity, Metalkol RTR will be able to supply over 120 000 tpa of copper cathode and 24 000 tpa of cobalt, volumes sufficient to build more than three million electric vehicles per year.
The project is nearing completion and is expected to reach initial production rates early in 2019.
The Cobalt Institute, a non-profit trade association composed of producers, users, recyclers, and traders of cobalt, promotes the sustainable and responsible production and use of cobalt in all its forms.