The main purpose of the POLIMET project is to increase the recovery of non-ferrous metals (Cu-Zn-Pb) and allow the recovery of critical metals from complex low-grade concentrates and minerals and polymetallics that cannot be processed using conventional methods, in addition to secondary materials, by up to 63%.
This will be achieved by providing an efficient, integrated hydrometallurgical method to process low grade concentrates and a profitable extraction method.
Ayesa is part of the consortium led by Cobre Las Cruces, playing a fundamental role in the development of the mining project. It is also responsible for the integration of technologies and the pilot process validation, cooperating with the rest of the entities in an active way.
POLIMET is a project financed by CDTI, supported by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, and co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER).