New Chile copper plant for rock-eating bacteria

Author: Louise Egan, Reuters, Published on: 23 November 2001

Copper mining giants BHP Billiton and Codelco will begin construction in early 2002 of a plant in Chile for the use of bacterial technology that could revolutionize the industry, a company official said...The technology is more environmentally-friendly and cuts down on infrastructure costs, he said.

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Related companies: BHP (formerly BHP Billiton) Codelco