- Potash development company Emmerson said it had commenced a comprehensive metallurgical test work programme for its Khemisset potash project.

The work programme would be completed by the Saskatoon Research Council under the supervision of Emmerson's processing consultant, Don Larmour.

Mr Larmour, one of the world's leading potash processing experts, joined the Company earlier this year. Since then, he had carried out a detailed review of the Scoping Study and identified number of potential areas to further reduce Khemisset's extremely low capital and operating costs, the company said.

'The commencement of metallurgical testing is another important de-risking step towards our goal of becoming a highly profitable potash producer. The results of the Programme will be used to confirm, adjust and optimise the process flow sheet in the upcoming Feasibility Study,' said Hayden Locke, CEO of Emmerson.

'The results of the Met Testing will also form a key part the technical due diligence any debt or financial partners will perform when assessing the financeability of the Project.'

At 10:00am: [LON:EML] Emmerson Plc share price was 0p at 3.9p

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