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.