REMADE Announces New Technology License
Innovation will make it easier and more cost-effective to recover precious metals from used electronics
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — August 24, 2022 — The REMADE Institute, a 154-member public-private partnership established by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) with an initial investment of $140 million, today announced a new technology license involving a technological innovation capable of recovering precious metals from used electronics more easily and cost-effectively.
The innovation, developed with REMADE support, is part of a research and development project first funded by the Institute in 2020. The R&D project, “Low-Concentration Metal Recovery from Complex Streams Using Gas-Assisted Microflow Solvent Extraction (GAME),” is still in progress and is led by Wencai Zhang, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering at Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, and Aaron Noble, Ph.D., an associate professor in the same department. Phinix, LLC, is the industry partner on the project. REMADE’s tech team oversees the project, ensuring it meets the Institute's and DOE's technological milestones.
"A new technology license is a great accomplishment, and we believe it will be incredibly valuable to U.S.-based electronics recycling companies." - Nabil Nasr - REMADE CEO