Britain’s Royal Mint to extract gold from electronic waste

AJ Gonzalez | April 11, 2022

CNBC, Published Tuesday, MAR 22 2022;  9:39 AM EDT Anmar Frangoul

  • The Royal Mint says it will use “patented new chemistry” from a Canada-based firm called Excir to recover gold from the circuit boards of cell phones and laptops.
  • The plant will be located in South Wales, where the Mint is based, with construction beginning this month but up & running by 2023.
  •  The process recovers “over 99% of the precious metals contained within electronic waste.
  • The facility is expected to process as much as 90 metric tons of circuit boards sourced from the U.K. each week.

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