About Clean
Urban Mining

To provide ESG solutions for non-toxic, environmentally friendly processes that enable the circular economy

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Eradicate toxic practices in recycling

Our Vision

Goal 1.

Eliminate the need to send materials and parts overseas to recover precious metals by building processing factories in Australia.

Goal 2

Reduce waste going to landfills and move towards a completely circular economy by combining polymer with plastic/fibre waste to create building products.

Big or small - our solution is fit for purpose

Industries we serve

Governments

We help governments promote urban mining as a standard practice by providing sustainable local facilities and processes that are cyanide and acid-free.

E-waste companies

We provide a sustainable and viable option for e-waste storage and processing locally.

Metal traders

We offer a consistent flow of ethically sourced metal for metal traders.

Regulatory bodies

With PCBs currently being exported overseas for secondary processing, we assist regulatory bodies by providing a local sustainable metal and plastic e-waste processing option.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is your e-waste recovery process?

In the precious metal recovery process, there are two distinct processes that are required: 1) Leaching and 2) Metal RecoveryLeaching: Our patented leaching process uses a nontoxic reagent that is no more harmful than pool chemicals and does not use toxic acids.Recovery: We have a patented polymer that extracts the metals from the leach solution. This polymer has recently won the Australian Prime Ministers Award for scientific innovation and uses elemental sulphur and vegetable oil as its base.

What sectors do you serve?

We assist governments, e-waste recycling, metal traders and regulatory bodies by providing a non-toxic alternative to cyanide and acid in e-waste recovery.

What acids are in your solution?

We have an end-to-end process that does NOT need to use toxic acids.

Do you have a factory?

We will be building processing factories using our unique solution to recover precious metals from e-waste PCBs. The first factory will be built in Adelaide with a second factory likely to be built on the East Coast of Australia.

The leadership

Chief Commercialisation Officer

Mark Fowler

Mark has more than 30 years of business experience working for large global organisations where his focus was on taking technology solutions to market and delivering large scale projects.

He has held Executive CTO positions with Regional and Global organisations where he has overseen complex programs of work with a focus on driving business outcomes and ensuring proper governance is adhered to.

Mark is based in Singapore with a focus on commercializing the various solutions with particular focus on the polymer solutions including e-waste.

VP of Sales and Business Development

Paul Kelly

Paul has a broad range of experience with greater than 30 years in the international minerals and mining, sport, and finance industries with extensive knowledge in Operational, Business Development, Strategic and Executive roles.

He has been Director/Chair of public listed companies in the mining industry whilst also undertaking directorships in charity and peak sporting entities.

He has worked with a diverse range of clientele including state and national governments, multi-national companies and high-end brands in the mining, banking, sporting and media industries. Paul is based in Singapore and is focused on the global group sales, marketing, and business development of CET.

Group CEO

Kevin Fell

Based in Singapore, Kevin Fell has over 20 years of leadership experience across a variety of technology-related organisations.

He has operated in C-level roles within ASX-listed companies, such as the former ASX-listed mining, oil, and gas solutions provider ISS Group. He has also been involved in several private investment and corporate advisory firms, as well as in key technology consulting roles for PwC in Asia-Pacific.

His work is centered on full business and product life cycle development: from conceptualisation and commercialisation, through to executive sales and global operational management for both start-up & corporate enterprises.

Chief Commercialisation Officer

Mark Fowler

Mark has more than 30 years of business experience working for large global organisations where his focus was on taking technology solutions to market and delivering large scale projects.

He has held Executive CTO positions with Regional and Global organisations where he has overseen complex programs of work with a focus on driving business outcomes and ensuring proper governance is adhered to.

Mark is based in Singapore with a focus on commercializing the various solutions with particular focus on the polymer solutions including e-waste.

Director

Jeff McCulloch

Jeff has a broad range of business experience spanning 35 years in predominantly blue chip enterprises. With qualifications including B.Bus and CPA, Jeff has held senior executive positions for the past 30 years.

His commercial experience ranges across industries including oil & gas technologies, insurance, manufacturing, building & construction and research & development.

Jeff was employed by CSIRO for 14-years, working across research domains that included renewable energy, mining and oil & gas. He was part of the team that designed, built and operated the Menzies demonstration plant and subsequently co-founded Clean Mining and Clean Earth Technologies.

General Manager

Keith Robinson

Keith has over 35 years of senior leadership experience gained in Telecommunications, Aerospace and Defence, Rail, Geosynthetic, Retail, Franchising, Manufacturing, Distribution and Business Consulting industries.

Keith has a business-wide holistic and pragmatic approach with a passion for operational excellence, sustainable circular economies and supply chains. He has built and been part of many successful high performing teams and has a successful track record developing people, policies and strategies that streamline the end-to-end business process to drive business growth, improve profitability and customer satisfaction.

Partner

Professor Justin Chalker

Justin is a PhD and Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford where he developed protein modifying reagents now sold by Merck. He currently heads up the Chalker Lab at Flinders University and is the inventor of the multi-functional Polymer now owned by Clean Earth Technologies. Justin has recently been recognized for these achievements with the Prime Minister’s Prize for New Innovators—one of the top science prizes in Australia.

Justin continues to work very closely with Clean Earth Technologies and is actively involved in developing a joint R&D program to further develop the Polymer solution.

It began with a passion for better

Our Story

Built on passion

Our story is straightforward – We are in the business of non-toxic e-waste recovery, particularly PCBs, that is not harmful to people or the environment. Decades of expertise, unwavering dedication, innovative technology, and the need to protect our natural environment is what keeps us going.

With a team that finds solutions where others see problems, Clean Urban Mining has taken the biggest waste producer, electronics, and created a solution that aims to redefine the way we reduce, reuse, and recycle.

This has urged us to create a cyanide and acid-free solution to e-waste recovery, that allows the full use of waste while avoiding landfills and the harm it causes the environment. We believe that the quality of our future is determined by pushing the boundaries of clean technology and sustainability today. Our mission is to partner with governments, e-waste companies, metal traders and regulatory bodies to reimagine e-waste recovery processes while upholding the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility.