Mining waste is one of the largest waste streams in the EU and contains large quantities of toxic chemicals. Altilium recycles mine waste to extract important metals needed for the energy transition, removes toxins from the soil and makes mining more sustainable.
The Medet Tailings Dam is the biggest tailings dam in the Balkans with millions of tonnes of material are contained which hold a variety of recoverable minerals. Within the 2,200 hectares, that has been granted to MBS, sits Altilium’s Solvent Extraction-Electrowinning (SX-EW) facility. The SX-EW processing facility has been designed to extract copper from the Medet tailings, but an additional opportunity exists to recover gold, iron, molybdenum and titanium.