Yava Technologies Inc. has developed a high-tech, environmentally friendly, mineral recovery process that has the potential to raise the global mining and mineral processing industries to much higher levels of efficiency and environmental friendliness.

Yava’s technology eliminates the need for traditional mining equipment such as concentrators and smelters and yet is designed to produce high profit, value added products for a variety of industries.

Overview

Over the last decade Yava Technologies Inc. (Yava) has been involved in an intensive R&D program at a cost of approximately CDN $15 million and as a result has developed a series of low cost, award winning, environmentally friendly processes for the recovery of a range of metals including: gold, silver, lead and zinc.  Yava has also received significant assistance from the federal government of Canada to aid in the development of its technologies.

Yava is attracting growing interest from mining companies and other industries because its technologies potentially eliminate the need for concentrating, smelting and traditional refining. As a result, profits may be increased by: a) potential lower capital and operating costs and b) the possibility of producing a value added product on site that could be shipped directly to the end user for additional profits.  For example, lead could potentially be recovered as lead oxide, a product that receives an approximate 10% premium over lead metal prices.  Gold and silver are recovered separately as metal.

Yava has demonstrated at lab scale that its processes for lead and zinc can extract these metals as high purity, value added industrial products.  Yava’s zinc/lead technologies are currently being modified to recover additional metals including gold, silver, copper, nickel, cobalt, manganese, molybdenum and iron.  A process to remove arsenic and certain other contaminants is also being patented along with a new technology for the production of lithium ion battery materials.

At the present time Yava is working with a number of mining companies with gold, silver, lead and zinc deposits.  In addition, Yava is working with a major US industrial corporation designing a system to extract valuable metals from the waste stream of a number of their plants. The Yava process is a hydrometallurgical system that recovers the metals directly from ground head ore or certain waste streams.   Yava can profitably recover lower concentrations of metals and this should increase the size of a mineral deposit.  Also, Yava’s process requires less grinding than is typical for mining’s flotation process.

Yava has a state of the art wet chemistry lab at Cape Breton University (CBU) backed up by a range of analytical tools such as XRD, ICP MS, etc. as well as a pilot plant facility situated on campus.

 

  • Yava Technologies Inc. has developed a high-tech, environmentally friendly, mineral recovery process that has the potential to help mining and industrial companies achieve their objectives for higher profits and smaller environmental footprint.–Bob Pepper - President YAVA Technologies

  • Yava’s technology eliminates the need for traditional mining equipment such as concentrators and smelters and yet is designed to produce high profit, value added products for a variety of industries.–Bob Pepper - President YAVA Technologies