Dr. Esther Gabor
is our expert in the field of biotechnological recycling
Dedicated microorganisms can, by producing organic acids, selectively dissolve lithium and cobalt and leave the remaining bulk material in the solid state. To support this bioleaching activity, microorganisms are fed, i.e. with a simple sugar, a carbon-rich waste stream such as beet syrup, crude glycerol from biodiesel production, or pomace from vegetable or fruit processing. Or even just with carbon dioxide. The latter could compensate for the whole amount of carbon dioxide released during the original production process.
Microorganisms take over lithium and cobalt extraction and lead to a fully environmentally friendly and sustainable battery recycling process.
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Integrate our proprietary dedicated microorganisms for single process steps into your existing process, or set up a greenfield process.
Microorganisms from the BRAIN bioarchive extract precious metals from e-waste, ashes, slags and other waste streams in an environmentally friendly way.