Sherritt continuously looks for opportunities to further develop and improve its current metals refining operating practice and technology, such as through leveraging artificial intelligence. We also keep an eye on the future and actively develop and evaluate new technology options to improve our use of resources, reduce our environmental footprint, and lower costs. For example, our Next Generation Laterite program includes a comprehensive evaluation of process avenues to address future nickel demand.
Our key technology platform for high-temperature, high-pressure processing has also led to the identification of a number of proprietary process routes for complex copper concentrates, where atmospheric emissions, process residue and environmental stability are key industry concerns. These new technologies have negligible atmospheric emissions, excellent process residue and environmental stability, and also provide further features that are attractive in specific applications.
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