DID YOU KNOW?
Sherritt is one of the best known companies for technological innovation in the mining industry, and certainly has one of the longest histories in Canada. In the 1940s, we began to experiment with new techniques for nickel-copper ore processing at the University of British Columbia. This effort ultimately led to the commercialization of our hydrometallurgical processes for recovery of metals (including nickel, cobalt, gold, copper, zinc and others). For over 50 years, Sherritt has been licensing its technology worldwide. Sherritt continues to invest in technology development, and Sherritt’s made-in-Canada technology is currently licensed to more than 40 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 reduce 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.