Attero Deurne Pilot

During the period between December 2014 and March 2015 a large scale pilot plant was performed for Attero at the location of Deurne. An existing composting tunnel was transformed to be suitable for the ECR process to treat 500 tonnes of ash per batch. The tunnel was 30 meters deep, 4 meters high and wide. Next to the tunnel, a large solvent extraction and electrowinning setup was constructed to allow continuous operation of the ECR process and produce copper cathodes. So far, this is the largest demonstration of the ECR process and the results from the pilot are used as a basis for an investment proposal , which should result in the first plant of its kind in the world.