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METS cyanide-free solution wins national Technology Award


METS Ignited in collaboration with the Australian Technologies Competition has announced this year's Mining Technologies Award winner following a showcase and awards event in Sydney.

Congratulations to METS company, Mining & Process Solutions (MPS), who are set to transform the base and precious metals mining industry by delivering low cost, energy efficient and environmentally friendly methods with their innovative Glycine Leaching Process.

METS Ignited CEO Ric Gros has said MPS' alkaline glycine leaching process offers a new way to extract copper and nickel without using cyanide which is ground-breaking.

"This year's Mining Technologies Award has been presented to an outstanding METS company that is bringing innovative thinking and technology to the mining and processing of mineral deposits.

"METS Ignited is proud to support a METS company with the backing of a leading minerals research group through its collaboration and commercialisation with Curtin University.

"The METS Growth Centre joins the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, and the other Industry Growth Centres in supporting the Australian Technologies Competition awards which consistently attract world-leading innovation year-on-year," Mr Gros said.

Mining & Process Solutions (MPS) is a Perth-based minerals processing firm holding the exclusive enduring global commercialisation rights to its award-winning GlyLeach and GlyCat Glycine Leaching process.

MPS has established agents in North and South America, Mongolia and South East Asia and are keen to engage with organisations in other parts of the world where their technologies could be deployed.

The Australian Technologies Competition (ATC) is a recognised launch pad for global technology opportunities.

Competition organiser, Mr John O'Brien has said he is on a mission to turn great technologies into great businesses.

"We aim to find the best companies, provide them with the best mentoring possible and connect them with global partners.

"We want to help create multi-billion-dollar global success stories," Mr O'Brien said.

Now in its seventh year, the ATC provides extensive mentoring and business plan assessment for its semi-finalist companies.

With a focus on building global success stories, the eminent panel of judges looks for not only the best technologies but also the best managers and the best business plans.