New Zealand clean tech company Mint Innovation have developed a unique biometallurgical approach to recover precious metals from electronic waste and other residues such as mining tailings and ores.
The Mint technology platform uses microorganisms to selectively and rapidly recover precious metals from various low concentration materials under environmentally benign conditions. The process is low cost, recyclable and fully scalable making the ideal solution for recovering value from materials at any scale.
A key aspect of the Mint process is the broad spectrum of biosorbents that can be used to selectively recover a variety of metals. This enables recovery of precious metals from a range of resources and remediation of metal contaminated streams.