SUDBURY – The proposed billion dollar ferrochrome smelter that the mining firm Noront Resources wants to build in Sault Ste. Marie could be getting some help from experts in Sudbury.

A Sudbury company called Expert Process Solutions is a subsidiary of Glencore and it specializes in testing the ore and materials needed to run a successful smelter.

The Chief Development Officer with Noront Resources Stephen Flewelling says his company is in talks with XPS as it has the equipment already.

Noront Resources wants to do some simulations and technology tests regarding ferrochrome processing and waste materials.