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New $16.6M “Mine of the Future” biomining project

Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster, a British Columbia-led consortium of which the University of British Columbia is a founding member, has launched a $16.6 million project aimed at developing “breakthrough biomining solutions” to promote more sustainable mining practices worldwide. The Mining Microbiome Analysis Platform (MMAP) project will create the first integrated online platform to identify microbes, both naturally occurring and synthetic, that