Fools gold could be the key to Montana’s energy future – Fool’s Gold Pyrite May Hide Real Gold
When we think of energy production in Montana we tend to think about coal, wind, and solar. But bacteria? Not so much.
Montana State University in Bozeman is getting a sizable grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to research how bacteria could potentially be used in bio-mining.
Ultimately, it’s a process to extract critical metals used in sustainable energy technology.
MSU geo-microbiologist Dr. Eric Boyd says his research is to better understand how bacteria triggers enzymes to extract precious metals from Pyrite.
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