Join Ollie Crush and Andy Hanratty, Mint Innovation on 16 March 2021 at 18.30.
Mint Innovation is a cleantech start-up founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 2016. Mint’s mission is to develop and deploy new technologies to aid the recovery of valuable materials from urban mine feedstocks. A core current project focuses on electronic waste. Having scaled a suitable recovery process for metals such as gold and copper, Mint is now undertaking the build of their first commercial plant in 2021. This presentation will cover Mint’s progression from flasks to 6,000L tanks, how microbes play a starring role in recovering metallic value from old circuit boards, and what the future might hold. Ollie Crush is a synthetic biologist and serial entrepreneur. Having received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, he went on to investigate biosafety and methods of mitigating horizontal gene transfer at Imperial College. He now manages operations as CSO at Mint Innovation as they develop and commercialise processes for recovering valuable metals from urban mine feedstocks. See more here.