One Cool Thing: Mining Metal from Plants

One Cool Thing: Mining Metal from Plants

A new practice is giving traditional mining a run for its money, and it’s environmentally sustainable. “Phytomining” is the practice of producing metal from plants, and farmers worldwide are bringing the method to the forefront of resource-gathering innovation. There are 700 “hyper-accumulating” plants in existence that suck metal out of the soil. When farmers harvest and incinerate the plants, they […]

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