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MIT breakthrough could herald radical change for copper

A breakthrough in copper processing that could make uneconomic deposits viable and completely disrupt the global smelting and refining business is being perfected by a small team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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“What we have developed is not a magic box. The magic is that it relies on electrochemistry”

The MIT research team, led by associate professor of metallurgy Antoine Allanore, is developing electro-refining technology to take copper sulphide concentrate to high purity copper in a single