New Demand for Gold from Diesel Engine Pollution Control Catalysts
Source: Mineweb.com (5/31/07)
A new demand stream for gold could be created if recently unveiled gold-containing catalysts are applied to control diesel vehicle pollution.
Dr. Richard Holliday of the World Gold Council told Mineweb that if gold became a player in the autocatalyst market for precious metals, it could be a very useful new source of demand for the metal.
The likely loadings of gold on the catalyst or the range of applications it will be used in is not known yet. But annual demand for platinum group metals in car catalysts exceeding 250 tonnes a year is some indication.