Bacanora look to scale up boric acid production with new 25,000 tpa plant in Mexico

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The potential of an extra 25,000 tpa boric acid will not disrupt the global supply situation, but rather feed growing demand in this area. According to a paper by Sinclair Associates and US Borax in 2012, boric acid demand is expected to grow by 150,000 tonnes by 2017. Areas which will see heightened demand include Asia, North America and the US. An extra supply source in Mexico is well placed to serve North America and Europe, and holds a lower opex than North American projects.

Bacanora Minerals said today that it is working towards boric acid production as it looks to design a 25,000 tpa boric acid plant at its Magdalena borate project in Mexico.

The company, which is listed on the London's AIM has retained the services of Process Engineering LLC to design...

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