Fireside Chat - Bioengineering for Biomining: On the Earth and Beyond
Sponsored by Genome BC
Microorganisms can catalyze the extraction of valuable elements from rocks, such as copper and gold, via biomining, not just on the Earth but also in Space (or, more precisely, at the International Space Station). In the process, they can also support bioremediation, thus lowering the environmental footprint. The question is: can the process work at scale? How far are we to realize these substantial benefits from these tiny organisms? Let’s discuss it!
Margareta Dovgal, Resource Works (Moderator)
Lynn J. Rothschild, NASA HQ Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)
Krishna Mahadevan, University of Toronto