Australia's Jervois expected to boost cobalt and nickel output
May 12, 2022
Australian resource company Jervois Mining will produce the first cobalt and copper concentrates from its Idaho Cobalt Ore Company (ICO) in the United States, and will complete a nickel/cobalt study of Brazil's SaoMiguel Paulista (SMP) in July-September Refinery acquisition. According to the feasibility study, the SMP refinery can produce 10,000 t/y of metallic nickel and 2,000 t/y of metallic cobalt in the first stage, with initial commercial production expected in 2023, the Melbourne-based company said. A second stage feasibility study is currently underway to restore SMP to its full production capacity of 25,000 t/y nickel and 2,000 t/y cobalt, which is expected to be completed in the second half of this year.