Both patents are the whole property of NovX21. There are no royalties to be paid to any party. They were developed by the INRS for NovX21.
|Canadian Patent :||No 2,514,830||issued: 2010-07-20|
|United States Patent||No 7658894||issued: 2010-02-09|
|South Africa Patent||No 2005/5669||issued: 2006-04-26|
|PGM recovery of recycled spent catalytic converters (CC)|
|Canadian Patent:||No 2,531,913||issued: 2012-05-15|
|United States Patent||No 7,972,412||issued: 2011-07-05|
|South Africa Patent||No 2006/00207||issued:2007-02-28|
|Australia Patent||No 2004257315||issued: 2009-03-02|
NovX21 contracted the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) to develop a PGM recovery process and a chromite enrichment process in 2005.
Many trade secrets have been put into practice at the St-Augustin plant since 2011, and a mass balance study was conducted in 2012 by independent CIR Laboratory.
The detailed engineering plan and construction of a 200-tonne-per-year used catalyst treatment plant is in preparation by the independent engineering group Seneca.