Introduction Microorganisms play a key role in elemental and mineral biogeochemical transformation in the Earth’s biosphere. Sulphides, carbonates, iron oxides, silicates and many other economic minerals are biogenic in origin. All types of microbes, including prokaryotes and eukaryotes, in symbiotic relationships with each other as well as with higher order organisms such as plants, influence […]
BRIMM has released our first newsletter. The newsletter highlights BRIMM researchers, organizational structure, what we have done and where we are going!
March 3, 2019 – March 6, 2019 Trade Show South – Booth #436 BRIMM will be exhibiting at this year’s PDAC Convention, alongside MDRU and the Norman B Keevil Mining Engineering school. Come find us at Booth #436, labeled University of British Columbia. UBC Alumni & Friends Appreciation Reception UBC Science is hosting an Alumni […]
In August 2018, CIM Magazine featured BRIMM director Greg Dipple in a article discussing his CO2 Sequestration research. http://magazine.cim.org/en/environment/tailings-to-the-rescue-en/
Ultramafic mine waste has an inherent but untapped capacity to permanently trap the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) thus affording environmental and regulatory benefits through greenhouse gas offsets or trading credits. This project is exploring how to accelerate direct capture of CO2 from the atmosphere and documenting how to incorporate carbon sequestration activities into mine […]
BRIMM is partnering with multiple groups on UBC campus to work on a rock’s first approach to geometallurgy research. Introduction Geometallurgy is the integration of geological, mining, metallurgical, environmental and economic information to create geologically-based predictive models for mineral exploitation. These predictive models can then feed into maximizing the value of mineral recovery efforts while minimizing technical […]
UBC, Teck Resources and Genome BC have joined efforts to research using microbes to reduce selenium mine-affected water. Read more coverage here.