The Royal Mint is to use technology from Canadian cleantech start-up Excir to extract gold and other precious metals from discarded laptops and mobile phones.
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Royal Mint scientists and engineers are currently working to develop technology from research facilities to various manufacturing facilities. In the case of electric vehicles traveling to the UK coast to adjust the temperature inside the metal, the system will see precious metals recover from internal temperatures at the Royal Mint site in South Wales.
Initially, the use of technology resulted in the production of 999.9 gold, and after adding the above, the system has the potential to recover palladium, silver, and copper.
Anne Jessopp, director-general of The Royal, said: “The potential for this technology is enormous – it reduces power outages, saves valuable resources, and builds new technologies to help drive greater economies.”