Authority Magazine publishes "Entrepreneurs Tackling Climate Change"
December 13, 2018
Authority Magazine interviewed our CEO, Scott Dunn, and published an article about Urban Mining Company, entitled Entrepreneurs Tackling Climate Change: “The most practical thing to do to combat climate change is to unleash innovation in all areas” With Scott Dunn and Amine Rahal. You can read the whole article here.
UMC selected for Circular Economy Case Study as an Ellen MacAuthur Foundation member
September 11, 2017
Ellen MacAurthur Foundation recognizes Urban Mining Company as an example for establishing a Circular Economy. The article is the first installment in a series that will demonstrate how the circular economy concept is applied in the U.S. Read about this here and here.
Defense Logistics Agency Contract Phase II
Austin, TX, July 2017
Urban Mining Company secures Defense Logistics Agency contract for 1 million USD from SBIR Phase 2 program.
Featured in Mashable
Austin, TX, June 2017
Urban Mining Company was featured in Mashable with the title "This company is using recycled materials to make magnets you didn't know you needed". To see the video, click here.
Urban Mining Company will move to San Marcos
San Marcos, TX, April 2017
Urban Mining Company selects San Marcos for rare earth magnet manufacturing facility and headquarters. Construction is due to start in the summer of 2017. Read articles in Greater San Marcos and in Austin Business Journal.
ISO 14001/9001
Austin, TX, May 2017
Urban Mining Company obtained certification from Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc. for the ISO 14001/9001 management standards.
Participation and Sponsoring of
REPM Workshop 2016
Darmstadt, Germany, Aug. 28 - Sep. 1, 2016
Urban Mining Company presented results about its GBM and Magnet-to-Magnet processes with a paper and poster at the 24th International Workshop on Rare Earth Permanent Magnets & Their Applications (REPM).
ISO/IEC 17025
Pending Accreditation
Austin, TX, July 5 2016
Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. has selected UMC for an accreditation of the ISO/IEC 17025. UMC is currently in the final stages of preparing for the assessment, which is tentatively planned for the Fourth Quarter of 2016.
Defense Logistics Agency
Austin, TX, July 2016
Urban Mining Company secures Defense Logistics Agency contract for 100k USD from SBIR Phase 1 program.
Urban Mining Company Secures $25M in Series A
Austin, TX, June 14, 2016
Urban Mining Company is pleased to announce the completion of a $25M Series A financing for the construction and operation of a rare earth magnet recycling and manufacturing facility in Austin, TX.
Magnet Recycling
from Theory to Practice
Denver, CO, June 13-16, 2016
Urban Mining Company is presenting at the Argus Americas 2016 Rare Earth Summit on the development of its NdFeB magnet manufacturing facility in the USA with its flagship technology, Magnet-to-Magnet recycling.
Participation and Sponsoring of
Maker Faire 2016
Austin, TX, May 7-8, 2016
The Urban Mining Company team built a interactive learning center where children and their parents were able to levitate on a magnetic levitation board, build their own speakers and ride around in a pedicab powered by recycled NdFeB magnets.
Participation at Argus Americas
Rare Earth Summit 2015
Las Vegas, NV, June 2015
Urban Mining Company participates in the Argus Americas 2015 Rare Earth Summit and hosts a round-table discussion on current status of recycling and substitutes for applications that use rare earth metals.
Presentation at ESICMM-G8 Symposium on Next Generation Permanent Magnets
Tsukuba, Japan, June 2015
Urban Mining Company attends ESICMM-G8 at National Institute of Materials Science in Tsukuba, Japan to present thermal stability and characterization results of recycled sintered NdFeB magnets.
Collaborative Research with National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS)
Tsukuba, Japan, April 2015
Urban Mining Company has entered into a collaborative research agreement with NIMS Magnetic Materials Unit to work on recycled sintered NdFeB magnets. To know more about NIMS, see their website.
Participation at
Magnetics 2015
Orlando, FL, January 21-22, 2015
Urban Mining Company presented its recycling process with a talk at the Magnetics event, which focuses on the latest economic developments and technical advancements in magnetic products and technologies.
Third Party Results for
Recycled NdFeB Magnets
September 10, 2014
Urban Mining Company had its six recycled NdFeB magnet products characterized by a third party, Magnet Physics. To see the magnetic properties and results, read more here.
Participation at
REPM Workshop 2014
Annapolis, MD, August 17-21, 2014
Urban Mining Company presented its recycling process with a talk, paper (PDF), and poster (PDF) at the 23rd International Workshop on Rare Earth Permanent Magnets & Their Applications (REPM)
Coalition Letter on
Critical Minerals
Washington, DC, June 25, 2014
Urban Mining Company joined a broad coalition of manufacturers, researchers, consumers, and developers of goods and services that rely upon critical minerals, in a letter to members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives encouraging passage of policies that will help advance American materials development - see letter
Five Tons of Recycled NdFeB Magnets Produced
May 2014
Urban Mining Company recycles 5 tons of NdFeB magnets using its magnet-to-magnet recycling process, which is a more efficient alternative to the traditional manufacturing route. Based on a recent study, we have determined that for every 1 ton of material that is recycled by UMC's recycling process, at least 11 tons of CO2 emissions are saved.