Coordinator: Carlos FRIAS GOMEZ - Tecnicas Reunidas
The key to success in biotechnology is the process of translation the basic laboratory achievements into a
cost-effective, reliable and robust plant-scale operation.
It is crucial to consider the engineering aspects of any biometallurgical project at an early stage and identifying
where the cost bottlenecks are likely to be.
Engineering should be undertaken from initial stages and alongside the biological developments.
Integration of innovative biotechnological processes for valuable metals recovery from primary and secondary
sources, e.g. ores and concentrates, mining wastes, secondary materials such as
slags, scraps, dusts and ashes,
mining and industrial effluents, etc.
Bioleaching tank propeller
Source: BioMinE Consortium
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