Metals technology solutions company Boston Metal will deploy its molten oxide electrolysis platform technology to recover high-value metals from mining waste in Brazil. Its wholly owned subsidiary Boston Metal do Brazil’s construction is underway on facilities in the municipality of Coronel Xavier Chaves near São João del Rei in Minas Gerais in Brazil. Mineração Taboca, a major Brazilian producer of refined tin and other industrial minerals including niobium and tantalum, signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the use of Boston Metal’s MOE technology through a collaboration that seeks to advance the efficiency of metals production while demonstrating a sustainable and profitable solution for the mining industry. Process development for the MOU will be performed at Boston Metal do Brasil. Boston Metal’s patented MOE technology uses electricity to selectively extract valuable metals from complex, low-concentration materials that are currently considered waste. This enables miners to reduce the financial and environmental liabilities of slag, by leveraging this natural by-product of metal production to create new revenue streams. Boston Metal’s high-value metals business complements the work it is doing to scale up its MOE platform for the steel industry. Using renewable electricity, MOE can also be applied to convert all grades of iron ore into emissions-free steel. Once this groundbreaking technology becomes commercially available by 2026, steel producers will be able to cost-effectively achieve net zero scope 1 and 2 emissions and meet growing global demand for green steel. Boston Metal is a global metals technology solutions company that is commercializing molten oxide electrolysis, a patented tonnage metals production platform powered by electricity. MOE provides the metals industry with a more efficient, lower cost and greener solution for the production of steel and other metals from a wide variety of feedstock’s and iron ore grades.