Unlocking Vast Stranded Copper Resources

Decor

We’re a technology-driven natural resources company.

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.

OUR TEAM

Jetti’s team includes some of the world’s most prominent executives and experts in natural resource extraction, copper mining, hydrometallurgy and project development.

Board of Directors and Advisors

KEN PICKERING
Chairman
Former President of BHP Copper and Former President of Escondida, the world’s largest copper mine
MIKE OUTWIN
CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, BOARD MEMBER
CHARLES (CHIP) GOODYEAR
BOARD MEMBER
Former CEO of BHP
TREVOR REID
BOARD MEMBER
Former CFO of Xstrata
JOHN MACKENZIE
Advisory Board Member
Former CEO of Anglo American Copper, Executive Chairman of Mantos Copper
JONATHAN LESLIE
Advisory Board Member
Former CEO of Rio Tinto Copper
ANDREW PERLMAN
BOARD MEMBER AND CO-FOUNDER
Managing Partner at GreatPoint Ventures
MICHAEL PUCKER
BOARD MEMBER
Chairman & CEO of DNS Capital

Management

NELSON MORA, Ph.D
Chief Technology Officer
HUGO SCHUMANN, CFA
Chief Financial Officer
ROSE STELLA
General Counsel

PARTNERS & INVESTORS

Technology

Driving dramatic increases in copper cathode production at large mining operations

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.

Jetti facility integrated seamlessly into stockpile leaching operation in Arizona

300%

Higher copper extraction than traditional processes

ADVANTAGES

INNOVATIVE

Novel catalytic chemistry that overcomes a decades-old technical problem

ECONOMICAL

Low capital and operating expenditure

SIMPLE

Integrates seamlessly with process flow sheets at existing operations

SUSTAINABLE

Lower emissions and lower water usage, along with better resource maximization

VERSATILE

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

The Canadian Government’s Natural Resources Clean Growth Program has awarded Jetti with funding to further research and encourage projects utilizing its “more energy-efficient process to extract copper from regular- and lower-grade ores, as well as waste mining materials and tailings.”
Environment

Making copper more sustainable

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.

IMPROVED RESOURCE
MAXIMIZATION

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.

SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER
EMISSIONS

Hydrometallurgy requires less power and transportation than pyrometallurgy, meaning 40% less CO2, 70% less SOX and 70% less NOX associated emissions are generated.

LOWER WATER USAGE

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.