Vapor leak from unused pump caused Christmas Eve explosion and fire at Suncor refinery, OSHA finds

John Jechura, a Colorado School of Mines professor in the chemical and biological engineering department, described a dead leg as being like a garden hose that is turned off at the spigot and has the valve closed on the nozzle.
November 28, 2023

Biden’s first-ever UN climate summit snub carries symbolic weight

Morgan Bazilian, who has previously worked as a European Union negotiator during climate talks, told The Hill that Biden’s absence “does impact the tone or the optics of the event to a certain extent.”
November 28, 2023

Forever chemical study planned for Schriever Space Force Base focused on soils

"If we want to address the long-term problem, we really need to figure out how to remove the PFAS from the soil or prevent the chemical from leaching," said Christopher Higgins, civil and environmental engineering professor at the Colorado School of ....
November 26, 2023

Why calls for oil embargo on Israel are unlikely to go anywhere

Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute, said the energy landscape has changed substantially over the past 50 years. "The U.S. is now the largest producer of oil and gas, and has a long-established strategic petroleum reserve."
November 21, 2023

Mines, USGS start construction on joint Energy and Minerals Research Facility

The 40-year partnership between Colorado School of Mines and the U.S. Geological Survey is reaching new heights.
November 15, 2023

How can Colorado attack “forever chemicals” tainting military soil? School of Mines is leading the way to find out.

Early next year, chemists and engineers led by the Golden university will start attacking those barrels with nine different potential methods for removing the contamination, in search of solutions for hundreds of tainted sites across the country.
November 13, 2023

Project to test technologies to clean up contaminated materials set to start at Colorado Springs-area military base

A project headed by the Colorado School of Mines to test the best clean up methods for PFAS-contaminated materials is set to begin next summer on Schriever Space Force Base.
November 10, 2023

How $500M in federal infrastructure money is being spent in Colorado

The largest Colorado award was $167 million for a new Energy and Minerals Research Center being built at the Colorado School of Mines.
November 6, 2023

Colleges and companies collaborate to study PFAS soil purification methods at Schriever SFB

A team of scientists at the Colorado School of Mines alongside other major universities will be testing out soil purification technologies at Schriever Space Force Base
November 1, 2023

‘Lunar gold rush’: NASA wants to mine the moon

“You’ve got these two [sets of countries] sort of playing by different rules, and so it’s been polarized, although China has not completely been in disagreement with Artemis,” said Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Colorado School of Mines Space ....
November 1, 2023

A Spooktacular day at Golden’s Mines Museum ahead of Halloween

Dinos and burros and rocks, oh my! The Mines Museum of Earth Science isn’t usually this scary. It transformed into a spooky scene at its annual Spooktacular, hosting more than 1,000 people, including 600 youngsters, most of them decked out in ....
October 22, 2023

China limits exports of graphite, a key mineral for EV batteries

And while flaky, blackish-gray graphite won’t be involved in a lot of marriage proposals, it is key to many types of manufacturing. “From steelmaking to semiconductors to electric vehicle batteries,” said Morgan Bazilian, a professor at the Colorado ....
October 20, 2023