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  • Life cycle assessment sustainable low-carbon mining solution University Exeter

    Life cycle assessments for green mining

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    A team of researchers at the University of Exeter, Minviro, the British Geological Survey, and the Circular Economy Solutions Unit has recently determined the benefits of utilizing a life cycle assessment (LCA) or "cradle to grave" evaluation in the ongoing endeavor to facilitate and improve green mining techniques. Generally used to assess the environmental impacts associated with the life cycle of commercial products, from extraction to the use and disposal of said...

  • Northern Dynasty Minerals copper gold mining Exeter University

    Scientists develop key-hole copper mining

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    A team of international researchers have developed a new mining technique that will advance humans beyond the Bronze Age when it comes to extracting copper, gold, silver, and other conductive metals out of buried bodies of ore. Since humans began using metals on an industrial scale some 5,500 years ago, we have depended on physically digging up the metal-bearing rocks from underground tunnels or quarries, crushing the ore, and then using various techniques such as heat or... Full story

  • Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Center in Technology Metals UK Exeter

    UK launches total tech metal recycling

    A.J. Roan, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 10, 2022

    The Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Center in Technology Metals, one of five new centers recently announced by the United Kingdom government, aims to revolutionize how technology crucial to clean energy and digital technologies are used and recycled in the country. Funded as part of a 22.5 million pound government investment, the idea is to explore how to create a circular economy for technology metals such as cobalt, rare earths and lithium that are essential to... Full story

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