Sixth Wave Founded
6th Wave Innovations Corp. was incorporated to develop extraction solutions for the mining sector.
IXOS® Research Begins
Sixth Wave commenced research with respect to the development of its IXOS® bead, for the extraction of gold from cyanide leach solutions.
First Bench Scale Test of IXOS®
Sixth Wave completed the first bench scale demonstration of IXOS® technology potential to outperform “activated carbon” in the extraction of gold from cyanide leach solutions.
Patents Submitted for IXOS® Technology
Sixth Wave submitted a patent application for molecularly imprinted polymer (“MIP”) beads for the extraction of metals and uses thereof. The application specifically included MIP technology for selectively sequestering one or more target molecules from chemical mixtures with a description of MIP beads and methods of making and using thereof.
Sixth Wave issued a Patent for IXOS®
Sixth Wave was issued a patent for Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Beads for Extraction of Metals and Uses Thereof.
Sixth Wave forms a Joint Venture with TriLateral Energy, LLC
Sixth Wave entered into a joint venture agreement with TriLateral Energy, LLC for the development and exploitation of technology for the extraction of lithium from geothermal brines through a jointly owned company, Geolithic Corp. (“Geolithic”)
Sixth Wave enters into a contract with Kinross Gold Corp. for on-site testing
Sixth Wave entered into a contract with a subsidiary of Kinross Gold Corporation (“Kinross”) for testing of its IXOS® technology on site for the extraction of gold from a cyanide leach solution. Both Sixth Wave and Kinross data analysis demonstrated that the IXOS® technology captured significantly more gold and showed higher selectivity for gold than activated carbon.
Sixth Wave enters into a contract to build a Pilot Plant for Kinross
Sixth Wave entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of Kinross for the construction and testing of an adsorption, desorption, recovery (“ADR”) pilot plant system (the “ADR Pilot Plant”).
Sixth Wave signs Research Agreement with Atom Energy Inc.
Sixth Wave entered into a research agreement with Atom Energy Inc. for the development of a technology for the extraction and purification of cannabinoids.
Sixth Wave agrees to Merge with Atom Energy Inc.
Sixth Wave entered into an agreement and plan of merger with Atom Energy Inc.
Sixth Wave completes its first production scale reaction
Sixth Wave completed its first production scale reaction to produce IXOS® beads in a 1,000-gallon reactor.
Sixth Wave and CyPlus sign an MOU
Sixth Wave and CyPlus GmbH (“CyPlus”) signed a Representative Agreement whereby CyPlus will support Sixth Wave in testing, sales, marketing and distribution of IXOS® beads to the gold mining industry. CyPlus is a leading distributor of cyanide to the gold mining industry.
Sixth Wave submits Patent Application for Cannabis Extraction Technology
Sixth Wave submitted a patent application in the United States regarding certain methods for the molecular extraction of cannabinoids from cannabis products and matters related to the design and manufacture of a bead for the extraction and purification of cannabinoids.