Development partner pulls out due to "resource and capital allocation considerations".
First results from battery test programme expected in February 2021.
Permitting for the new mine development is "progressing well".
Company also outlined zero-harm and low environmental footprint strategy.
VEPT replaces conventional pyrometallurgical processes that use direct soda ash roasting.
Alexco is developing several past-producing deposits in the Keno Hill silver district in the Yukon.
Company is seeking the best zero emission equipment for heavy-duty operations.
In all, seven of the company's mines in China have received the 'green mine' designation.
Company is reviewing expanding the mine to a 200,000oz/yr operation.
AI software to be applied to the data from the Star Mountains project in Papua New Guinea.
Underground testing facility was bought late 2018 and has since been improved and upgraded.
Study highlights value in one of Denison's secondary projects