Direct Nickel Ltd. (ASX:DIR) announced that it has successfully completed its Nickel Production Demonstration Program. That milestone positions the company for its first commercial plant and “underlines its objective to become a global nickel producer using the proprietary DNi Process.”
As quoted in the press release:
Following the success of the Nickel Production Demonstration Program at the DNi Test Plant, a Feasibility Study is underway for a DNi Process Plant to produce up to 10-20,000 tonnes per annum of nickel in concentrate. For this commercial plant, Direct Nickel has partnered with Indonesia’s largest nickel miner, PT ANTAM (Persero) Tbk (IDX: ANTM; ASX: ATM; ANTAM).
When operational, the plant will be the first commercial processing plant to use the revolutionary DNi processing technology and will be established at ANTAM’s Buli operation in Halmahera, Indonesia.