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US metal thieves get away with US$ 300 000 haul

Scrap thieves recently stole US$ 300 000 worth of precious metal from the 3V chemical plant in Georgetown, South Carolina….

Ground control to Major Tom: rare earths from the moon

Extracting rare earth metals from the surface of the moon ‘will be possible this century’, according to NASA administrator Jim…

US chemists receive US$ 1.8 million grant to maximise metals recovery

America’s National Science Foundation has awarded a US $1.8 million grant to establish the Center for Sustainable Separations of Metals (CSSM)….

Krestin: precious metals play crucial role

Oliver Krestin, one of the managing directors of Germany’s Hensel Recycling, has become president of the international precious metals association….

Metallix takes precious metals expertise overseas

US precious metals recycling firm Metallix Refining Inc. has launched a European division: Metallix Refining Europe. The new operation will…

Widening gap between PGM supply and demand may curb autocat growth

The automotive catalyst market will grow by approximately 4% by 2023, according to new data by Research & Markets. A…

Japanese specialists find answer to recovering precious metals from cars

Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan are investigating the selective dismantling of certain components from used vehicles to increase the…

Scottish researchers find way to target gold in e-scrap

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh are developing a new compound to extract gold from used electronics. Around 7% of…

Umicore: why predicting PGM levels in autocats is difficult

Umicore is ‘confident’ that there will be a healthy market for autocatalyst recyclers – at least for the foreseeable future.  The recycler…

E-waste fashion: are you wearing Dell?

Electronics created by Dell are getting an unexpected new afterlife application. The consumer products brand is transforming various components from…

Reuters survey confirms ‘healthy’ growth in autocatalyst scrap

The platinum price will exceed US$ 1 000/oz in the second half of this year, market analysts believe. Despite a steady increase in…