Biomining, redefining the mining industry

Responsible Method For Clean Energy

Mining Industry plays a critical role in the transition to renewable energy, but it comes at an environmental cost.
We are a pioneering startup, utilizing biotechnology to develop a responsible and sustainable method for extracting resources.
Our innovative approach harnesses clean and renewable energy sources, ensuring that low-grade sources become economically viable.
Moreover, our solution generates zero toxic waste, preserves

water resources, and safeguards the livelihood of indigenous communities and biodiversity.
By prioritizing effectiveness and environmental efficiency, we're paving the way for a cleaner, technology-driven, and sustainable future.

Join BioMetallum in driving positive change for the planet and its people!

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Our Technology

Lithium BioX - Sustainable Method For Brine Extraction Process

Lithium BioX is a disruptive and responsible method powered by BioMetallum that utilizes a microbial bioprocess to extract metals precisely from brine.
It enhances recovery efficiency, reduces extraction time, and enables extraction from lower-grade reserves, supporting the transition to clean and renewable energy sources.
In addition, our sustainable method minimizes toxic waste and maintains the brine's composition, except for reducing valuable metals.

The Benefits Of Switching To Our Sustainable Method:

  • Reduced extraction time, from 18 months to weeks.
  • Smaller environmental footprint, utilizing only 5% of the required area.
  • No climate dependency.
  • Water conservation through brine return after lithium extraction.
  • Economic viability for low-concentration lithium projects in Bolivia and Argentina.
  • Above 90% lithium recovery rate compared to conventional methods.
  • Facilitates exploitation of additional metals from brine.
  • No toxic waste generation, reducing disposal costs.

Lithium BioR - Battery Recycling For The Circular Economy

Currently, only 2% of Li-Ion batteries are recycled worldwide, despite 99% of their components being recyclable.
At BioMetallum, we believe that maintaining a circular economy through the recycling and reusing of metals found in lithium batteries is crucial for the future of the market.
Lithium BioR not only ensures the extraction of metals from batteries but also offers significant environmental and economic benefits.


BioMetallum Startup Goal 6 of UN Sustainable Development Goals - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
BioMetallum Startup Goal 7 of UN Sustainable Development Goals - Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
BioMetallum Startup Goal 8 of UN Sustainable Development Goals - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
BioMetallum Startup Goal 9 of UN Sustainable Development Goals - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
BioMetallum Startup Goal 11 of UN Sustainable Development Goals - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
BioMetallum Startup Goal 12 of UN Sustainable Development Goals - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
BioMetallum Startup Goal 13 of UN Sustainable Development Goals - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
BioMetallum Startup Goal 14 of UN Sustainable Development Goals - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
BioMetallum Startup Goal 15 of UN Sustainable Development Goals - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
BioMetallum aligns with multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals through the development of sustainable mining solutions and the encouragement of sector innovation.
BioMetallum startup picture of lithium sedimentary clay contamination in the Lithium Triangle in northern Argentina.
Zero Waste
Avoids Accumulation Of Toxic Sediments
Currently, lithium extraction results in toxic sediments containing minerals from the brine that become unexploitable when mixed with sodium chloride. Our sustainable method prevents this and enables a more effective utilization of them.
BioMetallum startup picture of water loss mining contamination in the Lithium Triangle in northern Argentina.
Water Consumption
98% Less Consumption
The brine is returned to its origin without toxic additives or modifications other than the extracted metals of interest.
BioMetallum startup picture of lithium evaporation ponds in the Lithium Triangle, South America.
ESG Profile
Much Smaller Environmental Footprint
No large evaporation pond area is needed.

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