Jakarta – PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia’s STAL Technology presented at the 2021 Indonesia Electric Motor Show (IEMS), held by the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) on 24-26 November 2021. The exhibition event for electric-based vehicle innovation was held in a hybrid format from Kawasan Puspitek, Serpong, using “Innovation for Better Future e-Mobility” as its theme.
STAL Technology (Step Temperature Acid Leaching) is a hydrometallurgical nickel processing technology owned by Hydrotech Metal, which is capable of processing low-grade nickel deposited in Indonesia, in an environmentally friendly manner and at a low cost. This national technology innovation has gone through a technological audit process from the Materials Technology Center of the National Research and Innovation Agency (PTM BRIN) (formerly the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology/BPPT) in May 2021.
Currently, Hydrotech Metal is collaborating with PTM BRIN to produce advanced technological innovations from STAL that can process nickel ore directly into battery precursors even into battery cathode (the raw material for lithium battery), as well as discussing other opportunities for collaboration with BRIN in the form of laterite ore processing research, especially residue processing (waste management).
“As part of the good relationship that exists between Hydrotech Metal and BRIN, we (Hydrotech Metal) have the honor to display infographics and mockups of STAL Technology at BRIN’s booth. Therefore, we would like to express our gratitude to the Head of BRIN, Mr. Laksana Tri Handoko, and hope that this well-established collaboration can continue in the future,” President Director of PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia, Widodo Sucipto said.
In the same booth, Widodo continued, visitors can also see the development plan of advanced technological innovations from STAL, to process nickel ore directly into the form of a battery precursor and even into battery cathode. That advanced technology, Widodo said, can also be used to process recycle from Lithium-NCM based electric vehicle batteries into battery cathode.
“This technology innovation developed by Hydrotech Metal and PTM BRIN will play an important role, to advance the national electric vehicle battery industry with huge profit potential, since the upstream industry, which is nickel ore laterite processing can already use our own national technology innovation.” Widodo said.For information, PT Hydrotech Metal Indonesia is a business entity that is part of the Trinitan Group. Founded in 2020, Hydrotech Metal focuses on research and development (R&D) activities for mineral processing technology in Indonesia. (*)