As EV sales accelerate, battery makers face a new shortage of a crucial mineral: graphite

That could give Beijing leverage, said Morgan Bazilian at the Colorado School of Mines. “Will we see pushback on that level of economic warfare from the Chinese?”
November 3, 2022

Wooden high rises? San Diego hopes 'mass timber' can help with climate goals

Shiling Pei, a professor of engineering at the Colorado School of Mines who is leading the experiment, said he expects the building will see little if any structural damage.
October 31, 2022

Mines runner named finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year

The journey to success has been long and winding for Colorado School of Mines distance runner Zoe Baker.
October 31, 2022

Colorado researchers examine how soil rebuilds itself after wildfires

There’s a big, oven-sized box sitting in a lab at the Colorado School of Mines. John Spear, a professor of environmental microbiology, opens the door and puts in an ash sample from a Colorado fire before starting it up. It sounds like a plane engine ....
October 25, 2022

Power generation at risk due to Utah coal fire, BLM says

According to Jurgen Brune, a professor at the Colorado School of Mines, these kinds of fires often result in the end of the mine because either the fire can’t be extinguished or putting out the fire with floodwaters destroys the mining equipment ....
October 25, 2022

GOP pans oil reserve sale despite a long and bipartisan history

Ian Lange, director of the mineral and energy economics program at the Colorado School of Mines, recalled how that mandated sale from the 2018 law occurred as oil prices tanked during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 24, 2022

Idaho cobalt mine is a harbinger of what’s to come

“The fact that we don’t truly produce the metals we need is a problem,” said Corby Anderson, a professor at the Colorado School of Mines who specializes in extractive metallurgy.
October 21, 2022

‘Where Nerds Win’: At the Colorado School of Mines, excellence on the field is a natural product of excellence in the classroom

Mines football players have stickers on their helmets that list their major. That’s how seriously this team takes academics at a university that’s widely regarded as one of the best engineering schools in the world. They are nerds. And they wear that ....
October 14, 2022

China's Ally in Stealing Western IP: the United States

Walter G. Copan, vice president for research and technology transfer at Colorado School of Mines, wrote this opinion piece about the dangers of a World Trade Organization decision to waive patent rights related to Covid-19 vaccines.
October 13, 2022

UN climate talks in Egypt must urgently focus on methane

Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy, co-wrote this opinion piece on why methane deserves attention at November's COP27 climate negotiations in addition to carbon dioxide.
October 11, 2022

Mines students, alumni reflect on Homecoming traditions

Houston’s Chuck Wagner graduated from Colorado School of Mines in 1981, and hadn’t been back to campus in 40 years. So, it was only proper that his first time back was on Homecoming weekend.
October 10, 2022

U.S. steps away from flagship lithium project with Berkshire

The region's brine teems with lithium, calcium, sodium and other minerals that are very complex to separate, said Corby Anderson, who teaches metallurgy at the Colorado School of Mines.
October 5, 2022