LOCAL portable energy technology developer HiTec Energy has secured a $357,575 AusIndustry R&D Start Grant.
The grant will assist HiTec pursue further research and development work directed at commercialising its solvent extraction process. This technology is used in the production of high-grade electrolytic manganese dioxide for export to the premium quality alkaline battery manufacturers.
HiTec Energy has applied for a patent covering the use of this technology.
The company plans to convert a Kalgoorlie solvent extraction plant into an electrolytic manganese dioxide plant next year.
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