Benefits for the mining industry
The innovative in-situ methods proposed in the BIOMOre project will benefit the mining industry, the European economy and the environment.
The new concept aims to provide access to deep resources of technology metals while reducing mining costs, the surrounding infrastructure and possible remediation measures. Not a single rock will be excavated and there will only be small tailings to manage.
The entire project work will be accompanied by a state-of-the-art risk analysis based on detailed site-specific information. This will be applied together with advanced monitoring and water processing technologies in order to maximize environmental security.
Last but not least, the BIOMOre concept will protect employment in the European mining industry and is expected to decrease the injury rate amongst miners because most of the activities will be handled from the surface.