29 kesä Outotec: AuChloride
Total costs (€)/Tekes support: 3 411 500 € / 1 364 000€
Organisation: Outotec (Finland) Oy
Contact person: Riina Ahtiainen, Outotec (Finland) Oy, riina.ahtiainen(at)outotec.com
Research organization partners: Aalto University and Lappeenranta University of Technology
Need and motivation of the project:
Currently cyanide leaching technology dominates hydrometallurgical gold production. However, cyanide has a generally poor reputation within wider society and today there are jurisdictions where the use of cyanide is banned or restricted.
Main set targets:
The objective of the AuChloride project is to develop a competitive cyanide free gold extraction and recovery technology for the market. By novel technology, Outotec as a technology supplier is expecting to gain a competitive edge over its competitors.