Living Filter Design for High-throughput, Low-cost Recovery of Critical Materials

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Program:
Special Projects
Award:
$600,000
Location:
Medford,
Massachusetts
Status:
ACTIVE
Project Term:
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2022

Project Innovation + Advantages:

Tufts University will develop “living filter” technology to continuously recover and sort critical materials from electronic waste (E-waste) streams. The goal is improved throughput, specificity, facile recovery/re-utilization, and reduced material/energy consumption. The team aims to develop genetically-encoded bio-membranes capable of specific material enrichment that is environmentally safe. In addition, it will develop microorganism-encapsulated 3D matrices to continuously reduce and collect noble metals. The technology is expected to accelerate the application of biologically enabled materials recovery and improve resource and manufacturing efficiency.

Contact

ARPA-E Program Director:
Dr. Douglas Wicks
Project Contact:
Dr. Jiang Xiaocheng
Press and General Inquiries Email:
ARPA-E-Comms@hq.doe.gov
Project Contact Email:
Xiaocheng.Jiang@tufts.edu

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