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Bio-recovery of rare earth elements from Australian soils and mine...

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GA ID:
GA68366
Agency:
Australian Research Council
Approval Date:
20-Dec-2019
Publish Date:
6-Jan-2020
Category:
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research
Grant Term:
1-Jan-2020 to 31-Dec-2022
Value (AUD):
$611,493.00 (GST inclusive where applicable)

Ad hoc/One-off:
No
Aggregate Grant Award:
No

PBS Program Name:
ARC 19/20 Discovery
Grant Program:
Discovery Projects
Grant Activity:
Bio-recovery of rare earth elements from Australian soils and mine tailings
Purpose:
This project aims to discover how microbes dissolve weathering-resistant phosphate minerals that contain valuable rare earth elements used widely in modern technology. This discovery would create new knowledge in the interdisciplinary fields of biogeochemistry and biohydrometallurgy, using an innovative combination of techniques in metagenomics, microbiology and mineralogy. Expected research outcomes include new, more economic and environmentally sustainable biotechnologies for recovering rare earth elements and increasing phosphorus availability in Australian mineral deposits and soils. These outcomes should benefit the mining and agricultural sectors, by decreasing Australia's dependency on overseas REE supply and the use of fertilizers.

GO ID:
GO Title:
Discovery Projects for funding commencing in 2020
Internal Reference ID:
DP20 Round 1
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive

Confidentiality - Contract:
No
Confidentiality - Outputs:
No

Grant Recipient Details

Recipient Name:
The University of Melbourne
Recipient ABN:
84 002 705 224

Grant Recipient Location

Suburb:
CARLTON
Town/City:
CARLTON
Postcode:
3053
State/Territory:
VIC
Country:
AUSTRALIA

Grant Delivery Location

State/Territory:
VIC
Postcode:
3053
Country:
AUSTRALIA

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