This is based on almost fifteen (15) years into research into Coal that has traces of Gold. The scientists will test the Gold extraction equipment using the Coal waste from the Amur region’s boiler houses in 2017. With a grant in the pipeline, they plan to commercialize the process.
The project is on hold until the spring, as sub-zero temperatures will make the water used in the liquid cyclone filtering process freeze. However, when spring comes around in 2017, process is expected to yield 0.5 grams, worth US$23 (1,500 rubles) per ton of Coal burned.