2 Colorado entities net $2.4M in federal funds for hydrogen study

Out of 16 projects funded as part of this program, two hail from Colorado. Colorado School of Mines in Golden is set to receive $1.5 million and Denver-based clean energy startup Koloma will get $900,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy.
February 12, 2024

Mines celebrates 150th anniversary, opens Labriola Innovation District

Despite being one of the oldest universities in the state, Colorado School of Mines has a fresh look.
February 12, 2024

World continues to learn from Colorado's oil-and-gas methane controls

Morgan Bazilian, Simon Lomax and Brad Handler of the Payne Institute for Public Policy co-wrote this opinion piece on how Colorado has become a global leader in controlling methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.
February 8, 2024

Why lithium prices have been on a roller coaster ride

A bunch of companies suddenly became hungry for it starting around 2021. They were investing in electric vehicles and energy storage systems for utilities. But when they went looking for lithium suppliers, they found the market to be a bit limited ....
February 6, 2024

Ignoring Indigenous rights is making the green transition more expensive

Rick Tallman, a program manager at Colorado School of Mines’ Center for Native American Mining and Energy Sovereignty who has spent more than two decades working on financing and consulting for clean energy projects, calls the Osage Nation ruling a ....
February 2, 2024

Biden’s EV agenda hits mining world’s boom-and-bust cycle

Ian Lange, director of the mineral and energy economics program at the Colorado School of Mines, said the lithium price decline shows the difficulty of making policy when the mining sector’s boom-and-bust reality is constantly shaking things up
January 31, 2024

Will La Niña return this fall? The tea leaves are unusually strong

A paper now in review led by Nathan Lenssen, a teaching assistant professor at the Colorado School of Mines now visiting NCAR, takes that research a step further. It uses a set of analog “hindcasts” (forecasts of replicated past events) across ....
January 31, 2024

Colorado is a regional quantum hub, but what does that mean?

"The most important idea in quantum is that everything is non-binary," said Lincoln Carr, a professor of physics at Colorado School of Mines. "The building blocks of our bodies, the electrons, protons, and neutrons that make up matter, that make up ....
January 31, 2024

Shiling Pei: Proved the Resilient Seismic Performance of a Novel Tall-Timber Rocking-wall System in Unprecedented Shake-Table Tests

Pei, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Colorado School of Mines, was named a Top 25 Newsmaker of 2023 by the leading construction industry publication.
January 29, 2024

City-sized holes on Antarctica's ice shelves offer tantalizing 'window' into the frozen continent's underworld

These "windows into the sub-shelf environment" could offer clues about how the ice is melting deep beneath the surface, lead author Elena Savidge, a doctoral candidate in the Colorado School of Mines' Department of Geophysics, told Live Science.
January 26, 2024

Colorado plans to offer tax credits, loan guarantees to quantum-technology startups and expanding companies

“What I’m most excited about is the ability to get away from simulations and be able to mirror things so you can see them at a quantum level,” said Jesus Salazar, chairman of the board of trustees at the Colorado School of Mines.
January 25, 2024

First Uranium Mines to Dig in the US in Eight Years Begin Operations Near Grand Canyon

“The narrative going around is that nuclear is back or it’s hot,” said Ian Lange, associate professor and the director of the Mineral and Energy Economics program at Colorado School of Mines. “I don’t really think there’s gonna be that many more ....
January 15, 2024