What is 'bioleaching' and how could it make EV batteries more sustainable?

waste 2.5 million tonnes of electronics filled with precious metals are piling up in landfills and in some of the world’s poorest regions. Image: REUTERS/Aly Song

Sebastien Farnaud

Professor of Bio-innovation and Enterprise, Coventry University


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