BIORECOVER Partners meet in Coimbra & take part in the Winter School

To kick-off 2024, the BIORECOVER Consortium met in Coimbra, Portugal for the BIORECOVER Consortium meeting and the University of Coimbra’s Winter School. On Thursday 11th January, partners met at the

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Potential for recovery of PGMs using BIORECOVER technology

Steve Bennett and Barbara Breeze. The Platinum Group metals (Pt, Pd, Rh, Ru, Ir and Os) are used in a wide range of applications ranging from fine jewellery all the

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New publication : Can microbial biogenic cyanide (Bio-CN) be a sustainable alternative to the chemical cyanidation of precious metals? An update and way forward.

Our partner from UWITS has published a paper exploring how biogenic cyanide (bio-CN), which naturally occurs in microorganisms and is biodegradable, could be considered a viable and green alternative to

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New publication : Towards bioleaching of PGMS

Our partner from UWITS published a paper exploring bioleaching as a viable method for extracting precious group metals (PGMs) with potential advantages over the traditional energy-intensive extraction processes that cannot

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The Sustainable Recovery of targeted CRMs

Our partners explain how the fourth stage of the BIORECOVER process “Post-treatment to recover targeted CRMs” has been going lately. Biorecover comprises different strategies for metal recovery:   Immobilisation of

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Sustainability, Safety, and Social aspects of the BIORECOVER process

Our partners from the seventh workstream on “Sustainability, Social, Health, Safety & Economic assessment” are working on assessing the sustainability of the whole BIORECOVER process, from both the environmental and

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What if we found the perfect bacteria for the pre-treatment of critical raw materials?

Work stream two partners “Pre-treatment to remove uninteresting materials” What if we found the perfect bacteria for the pre-treatment of critical raw materials? Our aim in BIORECOVER was to discover

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One man’s waste… investigations into the management and value extraction of waste ores.

Nathan van Wyk, Mark Dopson Mining waste and the residues of metals extractions present both a toxic hazard and waste storage problem, but also a potential secondary source of rare

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BIORECOVER in 2021 – Project overview

2021 was marked by the completion of key tasks and milestones bringing us one step closer to the development of an innovative and sustainable strategy for the selective biorecovery of

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Key takeaways from the BIORECOVER Circular Value Proposition Design Workshop

The BIORECOVER Circular Value Proposition Design Workshop took place virtually on the 21st and 23rd of June. BIORECOVER partners came together to participate in a two-day Circular Value Proposition Design

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