Expanding Metal Production with Biology
The Frontier of Biomining
Mineral Processing and Metal Extraction
Our technology uses enzymes to chemically break down the crystal structure of ores and extract metals and nonmetals at near-ambient temperatures and conditions. Bioextraction is designed for the clean energy future, it uses little energy and yields high extraction rates. No more tailings in large piles of waste or hazardous chemicals.
Efficient extraction rates of over 96% removing all metals from ores.
High extraction efficiency means that all parts of the rock ore can be extracted and used.
Bioextraction does not use high heat, which decreases GHG emissions.
Minimal Water Use
Circular water reuse conserves up to 80% of the water in bioextraction processing.
Simple, easy to use equipment and no hazardous chemicals promote safe working conditions.