Controlled storage is currently the most common means of disposal. Remediation is another option, but this is driven mainly by legislation, or economic incentives that can be temporary in nature, thus creating uncertainties. These uncertainties- and the negative economic returns that tend to come from legislation-driven remediation - have created substantial resistance towards the adoption of “clean” or remediation technologies.
Our technology, which transforms liabilities into assets, makes remediation profitable for the waste owner, dramatically changing the decision-making process.
Depending on the type of waste material used, Orbite anticipates producing alumina, rare earths and rare metals, as well as other valuable materials. We will initially focus on using red mud and fly ash as feedstock.