Globe Metals & Mining completed the installation and hot commissioning of its chlorination refinery pilot plant, marking an advancement in the development of the Kanyika Project.

Utilising low environmental impact chlorination technology, the plant is designed to produce high-purity niobium pentoxide samples, crucial for technical assessment by key off-takers.

The extraction and distillation plants have been hot commissioned, initiating the process of refining Kanyika concentrate into the final product.

The carbochlorination process involves mixing concentrate with carbon powder, reacting with chlorine, purifying through distillation, and oxidising to oxides.