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Would the new tri-metal catalytic converter innovation raise Platinum prices?

Here’s BASF’s new innovation for catalytic converter industry: BASF, a 156-year-old German Giant in chemicals, consumer and industrial solutions, announced in March 2020 their invention of tri-metal catalytic converter. It is reported that the approach would likely substitute between 20% and 50% of the high-valued palladium currently used with lower-valued platinum. This invention is applicable for light-duty


How Spent Catalytic Converters are Valued?

One of the most frequently asked questions by spent catalytic converters sellers is: how does a catalytic converter recycling company value the scrap materials it receives from them and other suppliers (like scrapyards and auto mechanic shops) and know what price would be a fair market price to pay. Every company has its own unique


Uber For Recycling: What Is It And Will It Take Off?

Even though Uber has bowed out of Singapore and most of Southeast Asia, its name remains as a generic trademark for hassle-free ride-sharing that revolutionized the way we travel, made possible by smart phones.  What if we could do the same with recycling? What if we could, with a few taps on our phones, have someone


Pulling Fuel Out of Thin Air … With Rhodium

We’ve covered Platinum and Palladium extensively in our previous posts, so it’s time we move on to another Platinum Group Metals (PGM) that is commonly found in spent catalytic converters and industrial catalysts – Rhodium. Although it is lesser known than Platinum and Palladium, Rhodium is more expensive per ounce at the moment due steady industrial demand and dwindling


The Mystery of How USD 22 Billion Worth of Gold Ended in the Dump

The Mystery of How USD 22 Billion Worth of Gold Ended in the Dump In the last two articles, we delved into the various emerging as well as tried and tested applications of Platinum and Palladium. Today, we will cover everyone’s favourite precious metal, Gold, and touch on the possibility of a new gold rush that would take


Does Platinum Have a Future with the Rise of Electric Vehicles

Does Platinum Have a Future with the Rise of Electric Vehicles Over 40% of platinum is used in the manufacturing of automotive catalytic converters. With the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs), many reports are pointing towards a marked decrease in platinum demand and falling prices in the mid to long- term. So how far will the once


Palladium Can Now Be Literally Be Stored On Your Hard Disk

While almost 80% of palladium produced is used in manufacturing catalytic converters in gasoline vehicles, researchers have found a potential new use for palladium – data storage. Global data storage demand has been ballooning at an alarming rate, creating the need for new techniques to outperform current memory technologies. In one such technique, extremely thin films of palladium are


Find A Treasure Trove Of Precious Metals… In Your Car

Precious metal recyclers like us “prowl” the concrete jungle looking for renewable scarce resources like platinum, palladium, rhodium and even gold from everyday objects in that have reached the end of their useful life. In addition to end-of-life computers, mobile devices and other electronics, your vehicle is also an excellent minefield of precious metals that can be


Recover Platinum & Other Precious Metals from Your Junked Car

Introducing the Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) are a group of precious metals that share similar characteristics and chemical properties. The group comprises platinum and palladium as well as the lesser known rhodium, iridium, ruthenium and osmium. The Periodic Table. Source: Wikipedia Where Are PGMs Found? The answer is mostly underground. PGMs are