The CMI webinar on January 17 featured Bob Fox at Idaho National Laboratory, on Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Rare Earth Elements. The webinar was recorded and is available online.
While the value of rare earth and precious metals in an individual phone is $4 to $7, there will be an estimated 4.7 billion mobile phones in circulation worldwide in 2017. “Now you’re talking about a lot of gold,” said Tedd Lister, an Idaho National Laboratory scientist researching chemical processes for recycling of critical metals from used electronics. Read full story on INL website