Mint Innovation has opened its first commercial scale bio-refinery plant for used electronics in Australia.
Mint Innovation celebrated the official opening of the commercial bio-refinery in Sydney last week. The event was attended by Councillor Lisa Lake, Cumberland’s Mayor, who supported the construction of the site. The facility in New South Wales is ‘the first of its kind’, and is set to process over 3 000 tonnes of local e-scrap a year.
Thanks to an eco-friendly bio-leaching method, the material will be repurposed to make other products, powering the local circular economy. This innovative recovery process uses only 2% of the power and water per kilogram of gold compared with conventional mined resources.
‘Our team is looking forward to working closely with the Cumberland City Council to tackle the growing waste issue together,’ Mint Innovation ceo Will Barker says.
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