Mining is polluting and inefficient. Every year, 70% of metal extracted is not recovered. Indeed, mining groups are only able to operate on highly concentrated soils.
Using synthetic biology, GenoMines enhance the natural ability of plants to absorb metals. GenoMines’ prototype plants mine 50 times more metal than normal plants on low-concentrated soils. They could increase miners’ revenues by close to 30% while capturing carbon dioxide and contributing to soil depollution.
Several leading mining groups are already interested and have given the team access to key data and resources.