Life Cycle Assessment
IperionX Life Cycle Assessment
IperionX is pleased to release the life cycle assessment (LCA) for its unique 100% recycled, low carbon titanium metal powder.
IperionX’s LCA, titled “Life Cycle Assessment of 100% Recycled Titanium Ti64 Powder for Additive Manufacturing” highlights that titanium powder produced at IperionX’s planned Titanium Demonstration Facility (“TDF”) in Virginia has the potential for a life cycle carbon footprint of as little as 7.8 kg of carbon dioxide equivalents (“CO2e”) per kg.
Titanium metal produced by the current “Kroll Process” is high carbon, energy intensive, expensive and has low levels of circularity. Leading companies across the defense, automotive, bicycle, consumer electronics, luxury goods and green hydrogen sectors want to source low carbon, affordable titanium from traceable recycled sources. IperionX’s patented technologies offer a pathway to deliver significantly lower cost, and lower carbon, recycled titanium metal powders for titanium components across these industries.
The LCA confirms the compelling sustainability advantages for companies that design and manufacture products with IperionX titanium. Although titanium is strong, lightweight and offers superior corrosion resistance – it has been hindered by its historically higher cost, high carbon footprint and limited recyclability. IperionX titanium offers leading companies an opportunity to reduce their impact on the environment with a superior low carbon metal, with greater durability and strength, and that can be sustainably recycled at the end of the product life.
The LCA was conducted by EarthShift Global, an independent expert LCA consultancy, in compliance with international environmental management standards of ISO 14040 and 14044, and included independent third-party critical review.