Eurobattery Minerals is moving forward with the process design for the concentration plant at its Hautalampi battery mineral mine project in Finland. The company holds the majority stake in the Hautalampi project.
Roberto García Martínez, CEO of Eurobattery Minerals, expressed satisfaction with the progress of the Finnish battery mineral project. He emphasized the importance of finalizing the environmental permit process in Q1 2024 and developing the concentration plant. The CEO highlighted the project’s significance in supplying responsible battery minerals and reducing Europe’s dependence on conflict minerals.
Details of the Concentration Plant
The planned concentrator at Hautalampi will feature several key components:
1. A comminution circuit for crushing and grinding.
2. Production units for copper flotation concentrate and nickel-cobalt flotation concentrate.
3. Sulphur removal facilities.
4. Tailings handling mechanisms.
The concentration plant is designed to annually produce 21,000 tonnes of Ni 7%/Co 1.9% concentrate and 5,000 tonnes of Cu 25% concentrate, with a designed capacity of processing 500,000 tonnes per annum. This production capacity is aligned with the anticipated 12 years of mining operations at the site.