BIOMOre: Research on future mining

Funded by the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program

Different supply/demand forecasts estimate a lack of raw materials leading to higher costs or even no more availability in the future at all.

The EU consumes 20 to 35% of the most important base metals worldwide while importing more than 80% of its commodities representing more than 23 billion euros per year.

The BIOMOre objective is to develop advanced technological concepts for the in-situ recovery of metals from deep deposits using a combination of channeling and bioleaching. The methods and procedures will be designed, evaluated and optimized using laboratory experiments, numerical simulations and modeling.

The BIOMOre project mainly aims at extracting metals, economically and ecologically optimised, from deep mineralized zones.


The BIOMOre concept of using in-situ recovery as a minimal-footprint mining technique has significant potential environmental and health benefits.

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