The ‘Holy Grail’ of copper mining. Jetti makes it possible to extract copper from low-grade primary sulfides, such as chalcopyrite, the world’s most abundant copper mineral ore.
Jetti’s commercially proven and proprietary catalytic technology addresses the key technical problem preventing recovery of trillions of dollars of trapped resources. We apply our catalysts to hundreds of millions of tons of ore, and significantly increase copper yields in a cost effective and environmentally responsible manner.
Former President of BHP Copper, Vice President of BHP South America and President of Escondida, the largest copper mine in the world. Ken is also a non-executive Director of Teck Resources.
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, BOARD MEMBER
Member of the founding team at GreatPoint Ventures, a leading early-stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco with $500 million under management. Mike was recently named as one of Vancouver’s top “30 Under 30” entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders.
Former Chief Executive Officer of BHP Billiton, the world’s largest diversified resources company. Prior to his career at BHP Billiton, Chip was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. He is currently the President of Goodyear Investment Company and Goodyear Capital Corporation.
Former CFO of Xstrata, which grew from $500 million to $50 billion during his tenure. Prior to Xstrata Trevor was Global Head of Resource Banking at the Standard Bank Group. Most recently Trevor was a co-founding partner of X2 Resources, a $5.5 billion private equity vehicle.
Advisory Board Member
Former Anglo American Executive Committee member. John served as the CEO of Copper at Anglo American as well as CEO of Zinc Operations. Currently, John is Executive Chairman and Founder of Mantos Copper, CEO of Mining at Audley Capital, and a Non-Executive Director of Kaz Minerals.
Advisory Board Member
Former CEO of Rio Tinto Copper and Rio Tinto Diamonds & Gold product groups, as well as a member of the Rio Tinto Board of Directors for nine years. Additionally, Jonathan served on the Board of Directors of Freeport-McMoRan.
BOARD MEMBER AND CO-FOUNDER
Founding Managing Partner of GreatPoint Ventures, a leading early-stage venture capital firm based in San Francisco with $500 million under management. Previously, Andrew built and ran nine venture-backed technology companies in fields ranging from microchips to natural resources to life-sciences, two of which he took public on the NASDAQ.
Chairman & CEO of DNS Capital, a merchant bank and family investment office that represent the business interests of his immediate family. Michael is also a partner at Latham & Watkins and serves on the boards of a number of philanthropic organizations. Michael graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in History in 1983 and a JD in 1988.
Chief Technology Officer
Chemical engineer and expert in heap leaching with over 15 years of experience in improving and expanding base metal extraction processes. Before joining Jetti, Nelson held leadership roles spanning technology, projects, and operations at Vale, Xstrata Copper and BHP Billiton. Nelson is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.
Chief Financial Officer
Founded and led the London office of Apollo Group (Pty) Ltd, a leading global natural resources investment firm. Hugo was recently named as a Rising Young Star in Mining by Mines & Money in London. Hugo holds an MBA from INSEAD and is a CFA Charterholder.
Formerly served as General Counsel of Sandow, as well as General Counsel and Board Member of Material Bank. Prior to that, Rose served as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Sotheby’s, Inc. Rose graduated from Cornell Law School magna cum laude and began her career at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP.
70% of the world’s copper resources – estimated to be worth more than $20 trillion – are tied up in primary sulfide ores. The majority of this ore is too low-grade to justify traditional processing, and the alternative low-cost method of leaching does not work well on primary sulfides, despite decades of industry efforts. Jetti has developed and commercially deployed a catalytic technology that allows for the efficient and effective heap and stockpile leach extraction of copper trapped in these challenging mineral ores.
Jetti’s catalysts enable the disruption of the sulfur metal bond of the mineral, allowing copper extraction to take place unimpeded. As a result, Jetti is now increasing profitability at operations and extending mine life, while also converting uneconomic deposits into valuable assets.
Higher copper extraction than traditional processes
Novel catalytic chemistry that overcomes a decades-old technical problem
Low capital and operating expenditure
Integrates seamlessly with process flow sheets at existing operations
Lower emissions and lower water usage, along with better resource maximization
Proven to work on a broad spectrum of ore types, crush sizes and copper concentrations for existing sulfide leach operations, low-grade stockpiles and un-economic low-grade deposits
Copper is a critical component of a cleaner and greener future. From electric cars free of fossil fuels to zero emissions wind turbines, the transition can’t happen without lots of copper.
Jetti makes it possible to produce copper in a more sustainable manner. Our technology allows for the use of leaching systems on primary sulfides, which have a far superior environmental profile compared to traditional extraction methods.
Heap and stockpile leaching (known as hydrometallurgy) leverages the power of a natural microbial system that has existed for billions of years. Bioleaching microbes called lithotrophs (rock eaters) do much of the work and naturally break down mineral ore so there isn’t the need for the huge amounts of energy and chemicals used in traditional copper extraction processes.
Jetti reinvigorates depleting mines and converts waste streams into revenue. Jetti’s technology enables operators to make better use of existing resources and reduce the need to disturb untouched ground.
Hydrometallurgy requires less power and transportation than pyrometallurgy, meaning 40% less CO2, 70% less SOX and 70% less NOX associated emissions are generated.
Leaching requires less than half the water that traditional pyrometallurgical approaches need to produce the same amount of copper. Decreasing ore grades at mines around the world means that these savings are likely to improve over time.