A transportable Demonstration Plant, pictured below, was commissioned in May 2012 and operated in the United States between June and August 2012 on phosphate streams from two different fertiliser facilities. The Demonstration Plant delivered exceptional results including:
A concentrated product was shipped to a uranium production facility which confirmed that a saleable product can be produced.
The design criteria derived from the Demonstration Plant fed into the Pre-Feasibility (PFS) Level Engineering Study, which ran between October 2012 and March 2013 – see more.
Based on results achieved to date, the PhosEnergy Process will be capable of exceeding the stringent environmental standards currently applied to both the broader uranium extraction industries and the phosphoric acid industry.
In August 2013, PhosEnergy together with Cameco Corporation, entered into an Agreement with a US based fertilizer producer to assess the commercial viability of applying the PhosEnergy Process (the Process) to the producer’s existing operations. The Agreement covers on-site operation of the PhosEnergy demonstration plant with the results providing inputs to a pre-feasibility study. The pre-feasibility study will allow the parties to assess the economic viability of the Process and make a commercial decision on progressing further toward a full scale operation.
The development of the PhosEnergy Process has advanced to an exciting stage of near term production.