Biology, Nature, Recycling, Science

Mushrooms Recover Gold out of Mobile Scrap

“Because it is difficult to remove the components from the circuit boards, the first step in most recycling processes is to crush everything into particulates and that’s how we start, too,” explains Jarno Mäkinen, research scientist at VTT. “But then, using non-toxic water-based solutions, we have managed to engineer mycelium-based biomass that acts as a biosorbent specifically targeted at gold complexes.”

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