Flash method may allow quick recovery of precious metals from e-waste

A method called ‘flash Joule heating,’ which was originally developed to produce graphene from carbon sources like food waste, has been adapted by researchers at Rice University to recover rhodium, palladium, gold and silver from electronic waste.

Energy crunch drives up global metals prices

Copper prices closed in on a 10-year high on Friday as industrial metals from zinc to aluminium rallied on growing concerns that the global energy crunch would hit production.

Zinc price touches a near 14-year high as Nyrstar slashes output

Zinc price touched a near 14-year high in Shanghai while in London it jumped the strongest in over three-and-a-half years after Nyrstar said it will cut production by up to 50% at its three European zinc smelters due to the soaring price of electricity.