Protein process may transform rare earths recovery
LLNL: E-waste-eating protein creates rare earth elements
Leaching REE from industrial and urban wastes
Lithium ion battery bioleaching optimization
CMI bacteria capture rare earths from electronic waste
David Reed at Idaho National Laboratory leads the CMI project "Biomaterials for critical material dissolution, recovery and separation"
Project Description: Modify bacterial strains using state-of-the-art synthetic biology tools and optimize growth conditions to efficiently utilize agricultural wastes for production of organic acids to optimize leaching of critical elements from a variety of solid end-of-life materials. Furthermore, we develop novel biomaterials through cell encapsulation for recovery and separation of REE via column chromatography.
CMI Webinars - several CMI webinars have been offered related to recycling and to this project