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ARPA-E Invests In Technology That Uses Plants To Mine Metals Instead Of Digging - Here's How It Could Revolutionize Mining Industry

19 Apr 2024 | Abstracted from The Cool Down

"This approach is much easier on the environment, producing less air, water, and soil pollution and destroying less of the natural landscape.

"...set aside $10 million for research and development of "phytomining," a revolutionary process that uses living plants to extract metals from the ground...a tiny handful - 750 species...are "hyperaccumulators," plants that intentionally absorb a lot of a lot of metal from the soil."



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