Mine waste a phytomining treasure

RESEARCHERS are tapping into processed mining waste with phytomining technology to recover valuable metals through the roots of a group of plants called hyperaccumulators.

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Researchers from the University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute have developed the phytomining technology to harvest metals from the living tissue of these hyperaccumulators, which absorb the metals through their roots.

Researchers from the University of Queensland's Sustainable Minerals Institute have developed the phytomining technology to harvest metals from the living tissue of these hyperaccumulators, which