Mint's vision is provide a low cost, sustainable solution to recover precious metals from the urban mind, by having a biorefinery in every major city around the world.
- Visit website
- Funding stage
- Series B
The Matchstiq Top 50
Matchstiq's take on Mint Innovation
Mint's vision is to provide a low cost, sustainable solution to recover precious metals from
the urban mine, by having a biorefinery in every major city around the world.
The Market Opportunity Ahead for Mint Innovation
US$80 billion worth of metals are discarded into the urban mine every year. Rudimentary techniques do exist to recover a small portion of that value. These techniques are carbon intensive, centralised and no longer fit for a world where valuable waste is generated at every corner.
Mint's biotechnology uses nature's metal scavengers, bacteria, to suck up valuable metals from the urban mine. Deployment of Mint's technology around the world will enable the capture of US$45 billion worth of metals currently lost to landfill, carbon intensive smelters or the developing world. Currently, Mint is deploying a commercial biorefinery in Sydney with another biorefinery being developed in the United Kingdom.
Diversity and Inclusion at Mint Innovation
Mint has stood up an internal team tasked with outreach and developing strategies to become more diverse and inclusive. Outreach activities will be ongoing and we are actively planning our first outreach activity with more planned in the near future.