Yava Alumina – Yava has developed a process to recover high purity alumina (HPA) from coal fly ash and other readily available low cost feedstocks.
Yava plans to construct a Demo plant with a production capacity of 4 tons per day on a site in Montreal, Canada. Yava has completed a first Round financing of CAD $7.8 million to fund the engineering, site preparation and on-going pilot and test work.
The source of financing for the plant includes approximately $10 million from SDTC, an agency renowned for its expertise in evaluating the viability of new technologies from both a technical and business perspective. The Quebec Ministry for Economy and Innovation has also issued a letter of interest to Yava indicating that it is open to participating in financing Yava’s Demo and Full-Scale HPA plants. Yava is in on-going discussions with interested lenders and equity investors regarding the financing for the Demo plant.
Yava’s engineers and architect are working on the building and plant design and expect to be ready to start construction in the second quarter of 2020.
After Yava’s Demo plant is in production, the company plans to construct two 20 tpd HPA plants that would provide Yava with a total production capacity of 44 tpd. The timing for the new plants would be dependent on end user demand.
Yava Silica – Yava has developed a process to recover silica from the waste streams of foundries and steel mills. YTI has modified the process to produce high purity precipitated silica directly from low-cost sand deposits.
Yava Technologies Inc. has created Yava Silica LLC to pursue its next step in the commercialization of its precipitated silica technology. Yava silica is currently completing the engineering and design of a plant that will have a capacity of approximately 40 tonnes per day of precipitated silica and is expected to commence commercial production in early 2021.
The company is currently investigating suitable sites in Canada and the US Midwest. Based on product samples that have been produced the company has received strong interest from end users for its type of precipitated silica.
Yava Silica plans to expand by adding additional plants and growing its daily production to 240 tonnes per day or more as it achieves its targeted penetration of the green tire industry.
Yava is in advanced discussions with a major US industrial company interested in licensing Yava’s process to recover zinc and lead from waste produced by their global industry.
- Yava is working with a Canadian mining company, one of the largest silver producers in the world, who has given Yava a preliminary budget to test the efficacy of its processes to extract silver, zinc and lead from their ore and concentrates.
- Yava and a second Canadian mining company, one of the fastest growing mining companies in the world, successfully applied to a federal cleantech funding organization to finance a pilot plant to extract zinc from their Mexican mine operations. Of the 23 companies awarded funding Yava was ranked #1 because of its potential economic and environmental benefits for Canada.
- Yava has begun its first gold project for a Canadian gold miner and initial results show 83% recoveries from refractory type ground head ore. These results are un optimized so it is expected recovery percentages will increase.
- Yava filed a patent for a method of producing high purity precursor material for lithium ion batteries. Yava has received an expression of interest from the Director of the battery division of one of the largest battery research facilities in the US to collaborate on the development of its battery material technology.
- Yava is being retained to test the efficacy of its process to recover silver from millions of tons of tailings held by a Canadian mining and environmental remediation corporation.
- Yava was invited by the Director of a federal crown corporation to submit a proposal for remediating 55 million tons of a far Northern mine tailings site.
- Yava has been invited by a provincial ministry of mines to submit a proposal for the remediation of a large silver-cobalt-nickel tailings site.
- An Eastern Canadian power utility has asked Yava to design a process to remove metals such as a 20%-30% concentration of alumina plus other metals from its annual waste production of coal fly ash and also from its decades-long accumulation of 5 million tons of the same ash.