The Orion's Arm Universe Project Forums

Phytomining: Bio-Mining with Plants
Extracting fissiles like thorium and uranium from soil could give a boost to fission power generation in locations where that is useful; extracting deuterium from seawater (and from ice) would probably be much more commonplace, even on icy worlds far out in deep space.

Removing toxic elements and compounds from perchlorates would be a priority on newly-colonised worlds, and in many cases these elements and compounds could be concentrated by bio-accumulation until they reach economic levels. Extracted rare-earths would be particularly useful. And if not, the plants concerned might concentrate the extracted metals and use them for their own structural integrity.

Messages In This Thread
Phytomining: Bio-Mining with Plants - by Cray - 08-27-2020, 09:18 AM
RE: Phytomining: Bio-Mining with Plants - by stevebowers - 08-27-2020, 06:06 PM

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)