About CMI

The November webinar featured Tim McIntyre, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, describing "Rare Earth Magnet Recovery and Reuse from Computer Hard Disk Drives (HDDs)." The webinar was recorded and is available online.

CMI Highlights

While the value of rare earth and precious metals in an individual phone is $4 to $7, there will be an estimated 4.7 billion mobile phones in circulation worldwide in 2017. “Now you’re talking about a lot of gold,” said Tedd Lister, an Idaho National Laboratory scientist researching chemical processes for recycling of critical metals from used electronics. Read full story on INL website