Hydrometallurgy and mechanical treatment


Metals and minerals can be produced and recycled from challenging ores and secondary materials in a sustainable way.

Key facts about hydrometallurgy and mechanical treatment

Battery and critical metal needs for the carbon-neutral society grow exponentially. Holistic use of hydrometallurgy and mechanical treatment allows us to make the most of existing resources and improve circularity.

We can extract more from complex low-grade materials, minimise mining waste and turn side streams into valuables.

VTT offers excellent research infrastructure and 24/5 piloting facilities. VTT Bioruukki offers unique expertise, modelling and piloting capabilities under one roof.

Kristoffer Lund
Kristoffer Lund
Solution Sales Lead, Industrial Chemistry