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DOE explores nickel farming concept

Metal Tech News - March 22, 2024

Invests $10 million for PHYTOMINES, a project to investigate the potential of using hyperaccumulating plants to draw nickel from soil.

Will we soon be able to farm some of the nickel needed for lithium-ion batteries? The U.S. Department of Energy is investing $10 million to find out.

The idea of using plants to extract nickel from soil is not as far-fetched as it may sound. Researchers have identi...


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