MP Lapointe and MP Serré announce boost for projects funded by the Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator Network (MICA)

SUDBURY – The growing demand for critical minerals presents a generational opportunity for the Canadian mining industry. As we move toward a low-carbon economy, large amounts of minerals such as graphite, copper, lithium, and nickel will be needed to power the green and digital economy at home and around the world.

Today, Viviane Lapointe Member of Parliament for Sudbury and Marc G. Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt and Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Official Languages, highlighted $2,060,027 for 3 Sudbury projects funded through the Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator (MICA) Network.  Each organization will use this funding to develop projects focusing on the commercialization of mining technologies that will make the mining sector more productive and sustainable and that will strengthen our economy.

MIRARCO was pleased to host MP Viviane Lapointe & MP Marc Serre along with the team from CEMI at our office and lab to show them the project funded through the #MICA grant.

MIRARCO Mining Innovation – $287,027: MIRARCO’s project will focus on one of three bioleaching processes to extract battery metals, Nickel, and Cobalt, from pyrrhotite tailings. The funding received will be used to support the recruitment of personnel, infrastructure developments, and piloting of the BacTech process using pyrrhotite tailings from Vale. The research is supported by industry partners Vale, and SME BacTech Environmental.

For more information about the project, please contact
MIRARCO Mining Innovation
+1 (705) 675-1151 Ext. 5075