A New Process Technology

The Atlas Process generates no direct carbon dioxide, Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) or Sulfur Oxides (SOx) emissions.

Our Process

The Atlas Process uses acid and alkali reagents to extract nickel from saprolite ore for use in producing EV batteries.

Atlast technology's process
Icon to represent atmospheric pressure

Works at atmospheric pressure

Icon to represent temperature

Works at atmospheric temperature

Icon to represent technologies

Combines existing proven processing technologies

Icon to represent ore

Is proven on ores from major nickel mines

How Atlas Compares

Chart showing how Atlas compares to other methods

Environmental Benefits

The breakthrough Atlas Process creates battery nickel with almost zero CO2 no waste or other emissions

Chart showing how Atlas compares to other methods
| Comparison of the environmental benefits
Decorative image to represent decarbonization

Contributing to decarbonization

The Atlas Process produces less than 0.1 ton of CO2 per ton of nickel when powered by renewables.

Atlas Process by-products will significantly abate emissions from heavily polluting industries – when powered by renewables:

  • Our SCM product will have a 99% lower carbon footprint than standard clinker used in cement manufacturing.
  • Our magnesium hydroxide will have lower product carbon intensity than traditional processes with an emissions intensity of only 0.17 tons of CO2.

Atlas’ Carbon
Negative Nickel

In future, we can also produce carbon negative nickel. A direct air capture circuit, utilizing the reagents used in nickel extraction, can be added to an Atlas plant with modest technical complexity.

One day, there is the potential to use the magnesium hydroxide by-product to reduce ocean acidification and sequester giga tons of carbon dioxide. Research into ocean deacidification is still at a very early stage

Decorative image representing nickel

The Atlas Materials Process for Carbon Negative Nickel and Cobalt Recovery from Laterites