Innovations: 2004 Archive

May 2004

  • Producing Copper Nature's Way: Bioleaching
    Bioleaching is the extraction of a metal from sulfide ores or concentrates using materials found native to the environment; namely, water, air and microorganisms. In other words, bioleaching is the commercialization of the ability of certain bacteria and archaea, found in nature, to catalyze the oxidation of sulfide minerals.

February 2004