To secure a future metal supply is one of Europe’s biggest challenges. The BIOMIMIC project develops cost-effective technology to extract metals in waste streams - metals that are currently deposited or end up as hazardous waste.
Aim and goal
The main goal is to create and validate new biotechnological metallurgical methods that have the potential to concentrate metals in a diluted solution while the remainder is free of toxic substances.
The project addresses problems regarding complex waste processes where the metals are present in low concentrations.
BIOMIMIC will result in biotechnological methods for metal extraction from hazardous waste using specially developed microorganisms as well as new innovative reactor design. The process for efficiently and selectively extracting metals is simultaneously developed and evaluated while removing sulfate from the residual water.
The overall expected impact of BIOMIMIC include:
1,1 M Euro
Vinnova, Sweden, EPA Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forshung, Germany, ERA-MIN 2, a part of the European Commission’s Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020
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