DID YOU KNOW?
Sherritt is one of the best known companies for technological innovation in the mining industry, and certainly one with the longest history in Canada. In the 1940s, we began to experiment with new techniques for ore processing at the University of British Columbia. This effort ultimately led to the commercialization of our hydrometallurgical processes for the recovery of metals (including nickel, cobalt, gold, copper, zinc and others). Sherritt’s made-in-Canada technology is currently licensed to 35 different processing facilities around the world.
Our leadership in developing and applying such technologies contributes to the industry’s innovation agenda, which helps to improve operating efficiencies and, by doing so, reduces environmental impacts. These efforts help drive down production costs of base metals like nickel, whose anti-corrosive, long-lasting characteristics are essential for developing green infrastructure, such as highly durable water-distribution lines -- which have the potential to materially reduce water-loss rates that are as high as 50% in the developing world and 20% in developed countries.