Bacteria may be key to sustainably extracting earth elements for tech

Source: Science Daily

A new study describes a proof of principle for engineering a bacterium, Gluconobacter oxydans, that takes a big first step towards meeting skyrocketing rare earth element demand in a way that matches the cost and efficiency of traditional thermochemical extraction and refinement methods and is clean enough to meet U.S. environmental standards.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/11/211118061628.htm