Lifezone Metals

Lifezone Metals is a modern metals company supporting the clean energy transition.

  • An emerging supplier of responsibly-sourced, low-carbon and sulphur dioxide emission metals to the battery and EV markets.
  • Our hydromet technology has the potential to largely eliminate smelting, the most polluting phase of metals production, from the production process
  • We operate across mining and processing, with potential for hydromet to be used in metals recycling

History of Lifezone

1981 – 1988

Liddell and Adams work together on major PGM and gold projects in South Africa, receiving several medals for industry advancements


Lifezone’s PGM hydromet technology conceptualized by Liddell


Bateman Ltd conclude process has no flaws following detailed analysis

2000 – 2005

Liddell and Adams extensively test 22 flowsheets to optimise design

2000 – 2007

PGM hydromet technology patents granted in South Africa, USA and Canada

2006 – 2021

Continual development of engineering, process flowsheets and process simulation


Incorporation and seed funding of Lifezone by the Liddell, von Christierson and Smedvig family offices


Pilot testing, engineering and cost studies completed for PGM and base metal procedures / developers globally.


Recycling test work commences

2014 – 2016

Successful development and testing of technology on gold and polymetallic concentrates


Industrial Development Corporation partner with Lifezone in South Africa


Completion of updated DFS for Sedibelo PGM hydromet plant


Commencement of detailed engineering and design of hydromet plant at Sedibelo(1). 97 global hydromet patents awarded over course of past 8 years


BHP invests $10 million in Lifezone and $40 million in Kabanga Nickel project


BHP invests an additional $50 million in Kabanga Nickel project

Completion of business combination with GoGreen Investments Corporation

Lifezone Metals listed on the NYSE

Integration of in-house specialised hydromet laboratory

MoU with global PGM customer in the US for recycling facility

1 – As Sedibelo is now revising the mine plan for its Pilanesberg Platinum Mine, further development of the joint onsite refinery proposed with Sedibelo and IDC is currently on hold.


Our strategy is to unlock and secure world class deposits of metals and license our patented technologies.

These are essential to support greener energy and emissions reductions as the world combats climate change.

We are building a scalable, lower-emission processing solution that will set new standards in metal production.