Omnis Sublimation Recovery Technologies Plans Wyoming County, West Virginia, Recycling Plant
The company has begun engineering the plant and will immediately start site infrastructure, according to state officials. The building and equipment are scheduled to be completed and installed by mid-2023.
"OSRT is giving new life to West Virginia's coal waste impoundments by using the only commercially viable process to extract strategic metals and rare earth elements without any waste and no negative environmental impact," said OSRT's Vice President of Global Sustainability and Innovation Michelle Christian. "West Virginia has continuously provided our great country with the highest quality natural resources that built our society for the last 200 years, and we are proud to be a part of the next generation."
The West Virginia Department of Economic Development worked closely with OSRT, providing financial incentives and helping to navigate the permitting process.
“We are ecstatic about this announcement,” added Mitch Carmichael, Secretary of the West Virginia Department of Economic Development. “Bringing jobs to our people is one of our top priorities, and being able to do that while also utilizing the resources we have in our state is a win-win for everyone. We can’t wait to see what comes of this partnership.”
The Omnis’ recycling technology converts coal waste impoundments into strategic metals. OSRT’s technology can extract pure metals from coal impoundment mineral waste using Ultra-High Heat without acids or harmful chemicals. The technology recovers 100% of the metals, including all critical, strategic, and rare earth metals, with zero waste and no harmful emissions.
“We’re excited to welcome a company like Omnis to Wyoming County, and we look forward to a long-lasting relationship between the company and community. Omnis will provide a strategic asset to Wyoming County that will grow the economy with 100 jobs and provide the opportunity for additional surrounding business growth,” said Wyoming County Economic Development Authority Executive Director Christy Laxton. “We’re grateful for the strong partnerships between our economic development authority, the WV Department of Economic Development, and the Governor’s Office, that make doing business in West Virginia possible for companies like Omnis.”
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