Creating Value through Innovation Biotechnology in Mining
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Minerals and Mining Institute of Materials


This industrial reference page describes the role of microbes and biotechnology in mining. The page includes the following topics: what is bioleaching, why use bioleaching, bioleaching from an historical perspective, commercial bioleaching developments, the value of bioleaching, examples of technology leverage as a means of adding shareholder value in the corporation, and the future biotechnology development. The resource includes scientific illustrations and graphs.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology, :Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, :Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Acidic
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Metabolism, Abiotic Relations, Biosphere:Ecology, Ecology:Habitats, Habitats:Terrestrial, Biosphere:Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, BiosphereKeywords: Thiobacillus ferrooxidans, Extreme Thermophiles