What if we grew metal ?

The LIFE-Agromine project aims to mine the ore differently. Instead of extracting the ore with a pickaxe, we let the plants handle it smoothly.

This method has three advantages compared with classical mining technics :

It encourages the ecosystem which is often destroyed by mining industry.

It allows to extract ore from unfertile soils.

It allows remediation of abandoned soils to agronomic functions.

Mine de nickel en Indonésie

Nickel mine in Indonesia

Champs d'agromine (Alyssum murale) en Albanie (Pojska)

Agromining field (Alyssum murale) in Albania (Pojska)

What is agromine ?