VANCOUVER (miningweekly.com) – TSX-V-listed Mineworx Technologies announced on Wednesday that EnviroLeach Technologies had entered into a strategic global partnership with NYSE-listed Jabil Inc, to use the company’s patent-pending formula and processes to recover metals from circuit boards and electronic waste (e-waste).
The innovative new process will first operate at Jabil’s 6 ha facility in Memphis, Tennessee, which will be one of the largest and most environment-friendly chemistry-based e-waste recycling process facilities in North America.
EnviroLeach’s cyanide-free and acid-free based chemical formula operates at ambient temperature and at a near-neutral pH. The ecofriendly process helps responsibly manage the fastest growing waste stream in the world – electronics.
“The challenge of responsibly disposing of e-waste has persisted, until now. With this solution, we have an opportunity to be on the forefront of sustainably disposing of the world’s fastest-growing waste stream,” said Jabil VP of social and environmental responsibility Eric Austermann.
EnviroLeach CEO Duane Nelson added that the company was also exploring the use of the chemical formula into the recovery of rare earth metals and the recycling of lithium-ion batteries with Jabil.
Jabil and EnviroLeach will work with MineWorx Technologies on the design, engineering and specifications, as well as the testing of the potentially disruptive technology. “With Jabil, we will quickly be able to expand this truly remarkable solution globally,” Nelson advised.