Nickel Alloy Steel to the Rescue

The essential role of nickel in the Plan B shaft

G.E. Coates - June 30, 2011

Chilean Miner Rescue

One of the most thrilling and widely publicized stories of 2010 was the rescue of 33 miners who had been trapped 625 metres below the surface at the San José copper and gold mine in northern Chile. But one thing got overlooked in the flurry of media coverage: a key component of the rescue was nickel-containing steel.

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Nickel and sustainability

Towards a circular economy

August 30, 2018

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Feature Story:
A catalyst for sustainable operations
Nickel-containing catalysts are widely used in the refining and petrochemical industries worldwide. At end-of-life, catalysts are either sent to landfill or sent for recycling to recover the valuable metals they contain. Refineries in Kuwait are changing the way they handle spent catalysts.