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ARGO is a unique company that bridges the gap between academia and industry. Comprised of industry experts and leading academics, ARGO is able to translate Deep Eutectic Solvent research into industry wide, applicable DESion processing. Find out about our team here.
ARGO develops solutions to apply DESion, foster industry relationships, manage DESion's interaction with the marketplace, and create investor relationships and development.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT DESion ?
DESion is the first alternative processing technology that is non-toxic, non-aqueous, up to 80x faster than conventional methods at ambient temperatures, and can be applied to an exceptionally wide range of metals and minerals. In addition, DESion negates the need for a refinery, producing market quality metals at the mine site.
IS DESion PROVEN & READY FOR MARKET?
Yes. DESion has been the focus of 20yrs of academic research and laboratory testing. In addition- DES technologies have already been commercialised in aerospace, beauty and pharmaceuticals. ARGO is taking DESion to the natural resources marketplace and building the first scalable pilot plant.
WHY START WITH GOLD?
Gold is currently recovered via cyanidation, involving cyanide and mercury. DESion provides an immediate alternative that is easily integrated into existing production infrastructure. Without the need for a refinery, local governments in gold producing countries, such as Burkina Faso, will now collect high tax and royalty revenues from exporting finished product.
WHAT IS NON-AQUEOUS AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Non-Aqueous means 'without water'. It currently takes 7,000ltrs of water to produce 1 ounce of gold! Without this drain on such a precious resource, mines will have a much lower impact on the water table and local environments.