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Genomines: mining nickel absorbed by plants on polluted land

11 Jan 2022
5 min read

Nickel is a major component of electric vehicle batteries and a shortage looms. In addition, the mining process is very polluting. Fabien Koutchekian, mining engineer, and Dali Rashid, doctor in plant biotechnology, who founded Genomines in August 2021 provide a solution to these two problems with an extraction technique using plants that have the capacity to absorb metals present in the soil.