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America’s Only Cobalt and Nickel Refinery Breaks Ground

America’s Only Cobalt and Nickel Refinery Breaks Ground


Congratulations to Westwin Elements on breaking ground for their pilot cobalt and nickel refinery in Lawton, Oklahoma, the only facility of its kind in the United States when operations begin next year.

The Lawton refinery marks a small step in reducing foreign critical mineral dependency and although the pilot is modest in size, producing 200 tons of cobalt and nickel per annum, over the next decade Westwin Elements aim is to scale up, targeting 64,000 tons of nickel and 20,000 tons of cobalt per year.

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