Michigan Tech awarded $2.5M for tailings research

A Michigan Technological University lab has been granted $2.5 Million to further develop a carbon-free “kinetic” method for extracting critical minerals from mine tailings.

Michigan Tech awarded $2.5M for tailings research Michigan Tech awarded $2.5M for tailings research Michigan Tech awarded $2.5M for tailings research Michigan Tech awarded $2.5M for tailings research Michigan Tech awarded $2.5M for tailings research

Principal project investigator (PI) Lei Pan Credit: Michigan Tech

The university research team has developed a method that combines tailings and carbon dioxide taken from the atmosphere in an accelerated carbonation reactor.

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