Mining & Mineral Ores Separation

A huge potential for Eco Global Fuels is the process of using hydrogen for the purification and separation of metal ores. Hydrogen reaches elevated temperatures needed for the hydrogenation process (rather than the environmentally unfriendly acid leaching process)

EGF proposes a safe, environmental, economical process for the following metal ores:

  • Copper
  • Nickel
  • Chromium

There are dozens and dozens of mineral mines in Australia, USA, Africa and South America and in many other countries left idle because of the scale of economics involved in ore separation.
Our EGF hydrogen production will also make existing and future mineral ore separate cheaper and more environmentally friendly.

Our hydroxy generators are portable, easy to construct and we produce the cheapest Hydrogen and Oxygen on the planet.

NOTE: The power source for mining could be mains power supply for a greater ROI. See comparisons below

EGF proposes to buy appropriate unusable mines and /or develop joint ventures with mining companies to install our hydrogen and oxygen production on site for mineral separation, and at current market prices- produce a ROI from 9-50 %

Current commodity prices:

  • Refractory Nickel ore $US 4000 per ton
  • Refractory copper ore $US $9000 per ton
  • Refractory Chromium ore $US 6400 per ton

For example: Different grades of nickel ore will consume between one ton of hydrogen per ton of nickel to 10 tons of hydrogen per ton of nickel. It is estimated to produce a ROI between 9-50% for the extraction of nickel by the use of EGF Hydrogen.

Sample Project with NICKEL

  • Ores which require 1 tonne of hydrogen per tonne of nickel:
  • 365 x 1 tonne per day= 365 tonnes per year of Hydrogen
  • 365 tonnes of Nickel per year x $4000= $1.46 Million
  • 365 x 8= 2920 tonnes of Oxygen
  • 2920 x $300= $876,000 oxygen per year
  • Total Turnover = $2.34 Million per year
  • Total maintenance / labour costs = $500,000 per year
  • Power input is either renewable or mains power.
  • To produce 1 tonnes of EGF hydrogen per day requires a 3 MW of mains power input:
  • Mains power: 10 cent per Kilowatt= $300 per hour x 24 = 72,00 per day = 365 days- 2.6 Million per year which proves to be uneconomical
  • Renewable: requires 5 MW, 10 hr day, construction costs 20 million: ROI calculated by 2.3 Million turnover- O.5 million costs = 1.8 million profit x 100 divided by 20 = ROI 9 %

Sample Project with Copper

  • Ores which require 1 tonne of hydrogen per tonne of copper: • 365 x 1 tonne per day= 365 tonnes per year of Hydrogen
  • 365 tonnes of copper per year x $9000= $3.29 Million
  • 365 x 8= 2920 tonnes of Oxygen
  • 2920 x $300= $876,000 oxygen per year
  • Total Turnover = $4.17 Million per year
  • Total maintenance / labour costs = $500,000 per year
  • Power input is either renewable or mains power.
  • To produce 1 tonne of EGF hydrogen per day requires a 3 MW of power input:
  • Mains power: 10 cent per Kilowatt= $300 per hour x 24 = 7200 per day x 365 days- 2.6 Million per year;
  • Hydroxy generators costs producing 365 tonnes hydrogen per year costs 5 million, ROI mains power plug in: 3.67- 2.6 = 1.07 x 100 divided by 5 = ROI 21 %
  • Renewable: requires 5 MW, 10 hr day, construction costs 20 million: ROI calculated by • 4.17 Million turnover- O.5 million costs= 3.67 million profit x 100 divided by 20 = ROI 18.4 %

Summary Mining and Mineral Ores Separation

  • Huge potential for using hydrogen for the purification and separation of metal ores
  • Hydrogen reaches elevated temperatures needed for the hydrogenation process
  • Mineral mines in Australia and in other countries left idle because of the scale of economics involved
  • The type of mines we use our hydrogen is the oxide mineral ores EGF hydroxy generators are portable, easy to construct and we produce the cheapest Hydrogen and Oxygen.
  • The power source for mining would be mains power supply for a greater ROI.