Jetti has three commercial contracts in the Americas where we apply our technology to hundreds of millions of tons of ore.
In 2019, Jetti deployed its technology at the Pinto Valley mine owned by Capstone Copper. Jetti doubled copper cathode production per area irrigated at Pinto Valley’s historic dump leach operation in less than one year. Capstone Copper then extended its use of Jetti’s technology through an innovative optimization program (PV3)* and further expansion opportunities are now being considered.
Jetti has two commercial contracts at mines (1 operational, 1 transitioning into construction) operated by Freeport-McMoRan, one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers.
In the second half of 2022, Jetti commissioned a commercial installation at Freeport’s Bagdad mine in Arizona and in early 2023 Jetti announced it would deploy its leaching technology at the El Abra copper mine in Chile, which is majority-owned and operated by FCX.
Engineering work for the establishment of Jetti’s on-site catalyst facility at El Abra is already well advanced, with construction expected to commence in the first half of 2023 and commissioning expected in the second half of the year.
Jetti’s catalytic technology will be deployed on the existing leach stockpiles at El Abra and will target over 20 million pounds of incremental copper cathode production per year after an initial ramp up period. The use of Jetti’s technology will enable El Abra to produce more copper while taking advantage of existing infrastructure and will generate strong financial returns.
*Source: Capstone Mining presentation July 2020 “Pioneering New Technology for Copper Cathode Expansion.”
Copper Production Impact of Jetti’s Technology at Pinto Valley
Source: Capstone Mining presentation July 2020 “Pioneering New Technology for Copper Cathode Expansion (slide 4)"