Big Blue Technologies LLC was established in 2015 to pursue commercialization of a novel magnesium production process. BBT is a spin-out from the University of Colorado at Boulder through which we hold an exclusive option on several patent applications.
Upon researching the method known as carbothermal reduction, the CU-Boulder research team discovered a new operating paradigm for the condensation and collection of magnesium metal. This preliminary research led to applied engineering of a prototype production system.
We have since built out an entire ore-to-ingot process to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of carbothermic magnesium.