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May 2021



South Africa



Sensor-Based Sorting Technology




Sector: Mining Services

Type: Sensor-Based Sorting Technology

Established: 2013  

Innovation: Fully funded sensor-based sorting technology solutions, enabling resource owners to extract additional value with no capital outlay. Positive contribution to the ESG scorecards of the resource owners

Status: Partnership with IMS Engineering provides sensor IP and plant manufacturing capabilities

Co-investors: Acrux Resources, IMS Engineering

Why we invested

  • Strong business fundamentals
  • Cash-yielding business with strong project pipeline
  • The technology unlocks additional value from marginal or uneconomical ore in an environmentally sound way, reposition resource owners on the cost curve while improving their ESG impact in multiple ways:
    • Employment opportunities for local communities, upskilling and creation of technical roles
    • Use of dry technology resulting in no water waste
    • Reduced haulage costs
    • Reduced Greenhouse gas emissions and continuous reduced carbon footprint
    • Increased grade production
    • Increased yield
    • Reduced tailings waste
    • Reclamation of old waste dumps

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