BRIMM Quarterly Newsletter – v 2.2 Summer 2020

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BRIMM’s Carbon Sequestration Project featured in MIT Technology Review

The article, titled A startup using minerals to draw down CO2 has scored funding—and its first buyer, features Heirloom Carbon Technologies, a new startup venture using carbon sequestration technology developed by Dr. Greg Dipple’s lab. This company is looking for buyers to help remove CO2 from the atmosphere and already has Stripe lined up to... Read more »

New Research Shows Miners Must Pay More Attention to External Water Risks

Dr. Nadja Kunz, BRIMM’s Water Stewardship Theme leader has recently been published in Water Security with her article titled “Towards a broadened view of water security in mining regions.” In this article, Dr. Kunz introduces key water issues relating to the large-scale mining sector including risk assessment, new pressures from investors and community members and... Read more »

Mining Microbiome Theme Successfully Launches with Webinar

On July 29th, 2020, the Mining Microbiome theme officially launched with their successful webinar Biotechnology for Exploration, Extraction, and Remediation. The webinar featured Dr. Steven Hallam, Dr. Rachel Simister, Robert Greene, Dr. Vikram Yadav, and Dr. Sue Baldwin from the University of British Columbia. They spoke about the opportunities and expertise available utilizing microorganisms within... Read more »

Selenium Project featured in CIM Magazine

BRIMM Researcher Sue Baldwin’s project with Teck and Genome BC to try to reduce selenium in mine tailings by using microbes in water treatment was featured in CIM Magazine – Genome BC and Teck partner with UBC for $400,000 selenium research project. Read the article here.

Events

BRIMM Webinar Series: THE FUTURE OF BIOTECHNOLOGY IN MINING 

BRIMM is excited to partner with the MICA network (Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator) to deliver a 2-day webinar series:  The Future of Biotechnology in Mining This webinar series brings a cross-Canada snapshot about what is happening on the biotechnology front in mining. It also highlights the growing potential for research-industry partnerships to tackle more complex... Read more »

Hydromet Fall Short Course Series

The Hydromet group has a full line up of short courses coming up this fall. Check out the descriptions below and sign up here: http://hydromet.group/short-courses/

Biotechnology for Exploration, Extraction, and Remediation – Video link

If you missed our webinar on July 29th, you can find the link to the video here: Biotechnology for Exploration, Extraction, and Remediation. Presentations: Metagenomics Tools, Dr. Steven Hallam, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, University of British Columbia Microorganisms as Sensors for Concealed Mineral Deposits, Dr. Rachel Simister, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of... Read more »

Arsenic Processing in Copper and Gold Flowsheets

We are pleased to announce our first webinar on arsenic ore processing this Friday, July 31st at 10:00 (register here). A series of webinars on different topics are planned in the fall 2020, including arsenic fixation, leaching kinetic modelling, tailings management, and high temperature processing. Stay tuned: http://hydromet.group/

Biotechnology for Exploration, Extraction, and Remediation

We are excited to officially launch our “Mining Microbiome” theme with the following webinar: Biotechnology for Exploration, Extraction and Remediation. This webinar will feature five UBC and BRIMM researchers focusing on microorganisms and biotechnology and their impact on the mining industry. Presentations are scheduled for 60-minutes with a 30-minute question period to follow. Registration closes... Read more »