Local innovation aims to make mining cleaner

Terra’s innovation is about to graduate from the laboratory bench-top to a warehouse prototype, which will be built early next year to process trucked-in mine waste.

If the technology cooperates, Terra hopes to field test its systems at the Britannia Mine site south of Squamish and at the Faro Mine.

Parent firm Strategic has invested $1 million in Terra, which plans to raise an additional $4 million. The company has also attracted innovation grants from the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program, MITACS, and BCIC Ignite.

“The mining industry is our primary target, but this technology could be useful to other CO2-emitting industries, such as cement production, certain types of fertilizer production, and coal-fired electric plants,” said Terra CEO Dylan Jones.

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