CyPlus Idesa cyanide plant started production

The new CyPlus Idesa sodium cyanide production plant was officially opened with an inauguration ceremony in Coatzacoalcos (Veracruz, Mexico) in the presence of the CEOs from both Grupo Idesa and Evonik, which signed their partnership back in 2013, forming the CyPlus Idesa company.
The new sodium cyanide plant has a capacity of 40,000 metric tons and uses state-of-the-art hydrocyanic acid and cyanide technologies. Special attention was dedicated to the compliance of all environmental and safety regulations ensuring that production of sodium cyanide complies with the provisions of the “International Cyanide Management Code” (ICMC).
Mining operations in the gold and silver mining industry use sodium cyanide to extract precious metals from the mineral. Mexico is the number one producer of silver in the world and ranks among the top 15 producers of gold worldwide.