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March 13, 2019

Breaking new ground... and walls... again!

Mint has begun (de)construction of a pre-commercial facility in Auckland. This plant will function as a proving ground for Mint's world-first electronic waste metal recovery technology at a large scale. Operations will commence in Q2 2019 once all equipment is commissioned (and our walls are back in one piece...).

December 10, 2018

Series A funding of $5 million to progress e-waste tech

Mint has successfully closed its NZ$5 million Series A capital raise, enabling Mint to further scale its electronic waste metal recovery technology. With an eye to commercial operations in 2020, this investment round was lead by Movac, with existing investors following strongly on their 2017 seed round contributions.

November 04, 2018

Mint highly commended at the IChemE Global Awards 2018

At the recent IChemE Global Awards 2018, Mint was highly commended in the Business Start-Up category, validating the impact of our world-first technology. Mint would like to congratulate all the award winners for their respective achievements. 

October 02, 2018

Mint a finalist in not one but two categories of the IChemE Global Awards 2018

Mint is a finalist in both the Biotechnology and Business Start-Up categories in the prestigious IChemE Global Awards 2018. We look forward to the award announcements in November!

July 23, 2018

Mint's pioneering technology in the news

TVNZ One News has showcased Mint's world-first biometallurgy technology. This snippet demonstrates the results of Mint's metal scavenging microbes that selectively concentrate gold from dilute feedstocks. Mint's pioneering process is scalable, environmentally friendly and contributes to the circular economy. 

June 07, 2018

Partner mentioned in the New Zealand Honours list

Di Daniels, Social Responsibility Manager at our partner Remarkit, has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for empowering the community through her "Computers in Homes" programme. Remarkit backed this programme for IT literacy by refurbishing donated IT equipment.

June 04, 2018

NZ Government grant for Mint

Mint Innovation has been awarded a grant from the New Zealand government, which will enable an investigation into the use of Mint's biometallurgical technology within a New Zealand context. This grant reflects the search for local solutions to help divert e-waste away from landfill. 

April 08, 2018

In the Press

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing has published an article outlining Mint's cleantech technology. The article details the issues that New Zealand faces with electronic waste, and how Mint will help to alleviate this issue with its biometallurgical solution. 

February 08, 2018

Teaming up with Remarkit

Mint have partnered with Remarkit, a leading electronic waste recycler in New Zealand, to build a plant to demonstrate Mint's biometallurgy technology at a practical scale. Valuable metal will be recovered from up to 200 tonnes of scrap printed circuit boards per year.

January 21, 2018

Mint's Australian connection

One of our science advisors, newly-minted Prof Frank Reith at the University of Adelaide, has been making headlines for his recent work in geomicrobiology. We're grateful for his continued advice!

September 07, 2017

Pilot plant undergoing trials

Mint's pilot plant is largely complete, and our biometallurgical process is undergoing its first set of scaled-up trials to recover precious metals from electronic waste.

June 01, 2017

Ground broken on Mint's pilot plant

The Mint team has begun building a pilot plant at their Parnell facility. Their first target feedstock is electronic waste, with precious metals being recovered via Mint's biometallurgical process.

March 16, 2017

Mint closes out its seed round

Mint has recently completed its seed round capital raise. This investment will be used to build and optimise a pilot plant to recover precious metals from electronic waste.

October 31, 2016

Proof-of-concept completed for e-waste to gold

Mint has successfully concluded its proof-of-concept work on recovering gold from electronic waste. Provisional patents have been filed to cover the biometallurgy processes developed.

July 31, 2016

Mint Innovation secures pre-seed funding

Mint Innovation, a biometallurgy solutions company, receives pre-seed funding to conduct proof of concept work in its Auckland laboratories.

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