Mine Disintermediation

OneCycle has developed an innovative method to manufacture Magnesium Oxide Nanoparticles to the highest industry standard using a Tripartite process protected technology.

The process is sustainable, carbon neutral, powered by renewable energy and does not use mined ore products or their related extraction methods.

There is a common underlying high cost to manufacturing nanomaterials for manufacturers using current methods. That cost is embodied energy or the total sum of all energy put into the production of a given weight of nanomaterial.


Nanotechnology-enabled products require a lot of embodied energy to produce. In fact, most nanomaterials require one or two orders of magnitude more energy to produce an equal weight of bulk materials.

Present mainstream methods of Magnesium Oxide Nanoparticle production involve the use of highly processed, specialist materials derived from magnesite ore.

Magnesite ore is mined primarily in China with Russia, Turkey and Brazil noted producers

Mining the magnesite and then processing it uses a very energy-hungry process, leading to high costs both financially and environmentally.

The high energy requirement is due to fundamental characteristics of nanomaterial manufacturing. Nanomaterials require ultra-high purity and ultra-low defect rates.

Current manufacturing processes are low volume, low yield, high by-product formation, and often have high waste generation as current manufacturing for Magnesium Oxide Nanoparticles begins by processing magnesium ore, which is significant in size of mass in relation to the end result required in the form of a nanoparticle.

An alternative source for the product exists, a cubic meter of sea water holds 1.3 kg of magnesium.

OneCycle has a tripartite process protected technology that allows the carbon neutral production of Magnesium when coupled with a sustainable energy supply. Then a process to produce high quality fine grade Magnesium Oxide Nanoparticles.

Development of cost-effective manufacturing processes for Magnesium Oxide Nanoparticles and reduction of cost by achieving economies of scale are projected to act as opportunities for the Magnesium Oxide Nanoparticles market during the next 5 years.

OneCycle's productions costs  are considered to be less < 25% of current conventional manufacturers
Production Cost & Environmental Comparison 
High                                                   PRODUCTION COST                                              Low
High                                                          ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT                                           Low
Onecycle Production Process - ( The Solution )
Mainstream Production Process - ( The Problem )
High                                                   PRODUCTION COST                                              Low
High                                                          ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT                                           Low