One of the uses of sodium cyanide is to leach gold out of gold-bearing ores. It is produced from hydrogen cyanide by a manufacturing technology that is based on the Andrussov process. This process for producing hydrogen cyanide is especially environmentally friendly and cost-effective. The hydrogen cyanide is subsequently used as the raw material for making NaCN. EPC has combined this comprehensive know-how with its own turnkey knowledge to create the first genuinely environmentally friendly NaCN plants, which also meet the highest technical safety standards.
Working together with a well-known manufacturer, EPC constructed the first turnkey plant in 2010. It has an annual capacity of 40,000 tons of sodium cyanide.