What if we grew metal ?
The LIFE-Agromine project aims to mine the ore differently. Instead of extracting the ore with a pickaxe, we let the plants handle it smoothly.
This method has three advantages compared with classical mining technics :
It encourages the ecosystem which is often destroyed by mining industry.
It allows to extract ore from unfertile soils.
It allows remediation of abandoned soils to agronomic functions.
Nickel mine in Indonesia
Agromining field (Alyssum murale) in Albania (Pojska)