Mining

Harnessing microbes for cleaner resource extraction

Bioleaching optimization:

We can run bench scale reactors for optimization of bioleaching microbial consortia from a variety of residues including Au, Ni, and Cu bearing materials.

Inoculant characterization and development:

Isolation of various microbes for phenotypic and genomic characterization as well as development of small batch inoculants for bioleaching and bioremediation applications.

Community characterization and functional genomics:

High throughput characterization of microbial communities in a variety of mining related materials and delivering phylogenetic profiles and/or functional gene profiles can be carried out. Targeted functional genomics can be performed for the development of total activity, potential, and rate determination.

Custom bioremediation technologies for mine residues:

We are eager to work with you and your company to develop microbial based/enhanced solutions for established or new bioremediation technologies.

Biomonitoring:

Our services include routine DNA sequence monitoring of solid and liquid mine waste and environmental samples for microbial community profiling and conduct statistical comparisons to geochemical parameters.