SPM enjoys proprietary access to Kell Technology as a cost-efficient alternative to the conventional smelting of PGMs, thereby anticipating beneficiation, energy and cost advantages as well as a reduction in CO2 and SO2 emissions.

Kell process at a glance

The economic sustainable and greener way to beneficiate metals

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High recoveries

Typically 95% for Pt, Pd, Rd, Au, Ni, Co

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Lower capital and operating cost

CAPEX: 18% - 33% of smelting
Opex: 51% – 66% of Smelting

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Low electricity cosumption

13% - 46% of smelting

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Environmentally friendly

Low CO2 emissions, no SO2 emissions, low water use

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Metallurgical

Fewer constraints on concentrate quality than smelting

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Efficient

Concentrate to metals in one process, on one site, in less than 2 weeks

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Scalable

Range in capacity from 50kozpa to 2,000kozpa

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Equipment and unit operations

Well proven and commonly utilised metallurgical plants

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Specifications of products

Selected to suit marketing and site location requirements

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