Creating Value from Mine Tailings

Repurposing mine tailings to produce natural, biomineral, nutrient-rich fertilizers

Americas Tailings Inc (Americas Tailings) is a Denver-based resource company focused on applying modern, commercially viable, and environmentally friendly processing technologies to reprocess, repurpose and remediate historical tailings sites in a socially responsible way that provides benefits to all its stakeholders. 

Americas Tailings is working in collaboration with strategic partners to develop a process to extract nutrient value from tailings and repurpose it into organic, bio-mineral fertilizer.  

By combining innovative technology with proven and customized development designs, ATI is seeking to produce commercial fertilizer on an industrial scale and to create a unique partnership between mining, agriculture and local communities that will contribute to a more sustainable future.

Americas Tailings has been selected by mining major BHP as one of the final 2 participants to advance to the Pilot Under Controlled Environment (PUCE) stage under a global initiative called the “BHP Tailings Challenge.

BHP Tailings Challenge

Award for innovative solutions for repurposing copper tailings.

In April 2022, Americas Tailings was selected by mining major BHP as one of the final two participants to advance to the Pilot Under Controlled Environment (PUCE) stage under a global initiative called the “BHP Tailings Challenge” to promote innovative solutions for repurposing copper tailings.

Americas Tailing will conduct the PUCE work programs to advance investigation of the potential
to transform tailings from one of BHP’s copper mines into a bio-mineral fertilizer. Planned work
will include conducting pilot plant and laboratory test work, growth tests, process and equipment design, and market studies.