(March 2009)

Maelgwyn Mineral Services in conjunction with Cardiff University’s Engineering Department has been awarded a grant to fund a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) and to employ a graduate mineral processing engineer. The KTP is to undertake fundamental research into the MMS Leach Column around which the Leachox refractory gold and the MMS cyanide destruction processes are based. The partnership has employed Andrew Molloy to undertake the work. Andrew has BSc in Applied Geology and an MSc in Minerals Engineering from Camborne School of Mines.

The general objective of the KTP is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and the spread of technical and business skills; provide company based training for graduates and stimulate and enhance business relevant research undertaken by the knowledge base.

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Pictured are Dr Arun Vathavooran (Company Supervisor) Andrew Molloy (KTP Associate), Prof. Tony Griffiths (Lead Academic), Prof. Keith Williams (Academic Supervisor) and Mike Battersby (KTP Chairman & Project Facilitator).