The proposal is focused on the examination and application of microbial iron cycling in the formation of geologically stable, iron duricrusts in tropical regimes.

The aim is to develop a site-scale bioremediation strategy for iron ore mines by re-establishing canga, which are 'ancient' distinct ecosystems possessing unique plant species rarely found on Earth.

This university-industry collaboration will produce economic benefits for the world's iron mining industry through advanced training in mining-related research, and through the completion of the mining life cycle by site remediation, enhancing Australia's position as a global leader in providing innovative solutions to today's mining challenges.

Funding: ARC Linkage


Related Research Areas

Energy and Environment

Project members

Professor Paulo Vasconcelos

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences