MIT wins $1.89-million DOE research grant for one-step electrochemical copper extraction from sulfur-based minerals

By Miles Gopie MIT Associate Professor of Metallurgy Antoine Allanore’s lab has received a nearly $2-million dollar grant to further develop copper collection methods from molten sulfur-based minerals using electricity. The resultant high-purity copper could be used in the production of high-quality wire used in growing markets like renewable energy and EVs.
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