US increases production to catch China in global battery race

In addition to the executive actions the Biden administration has taken on critical minerals in general, both policymakers and the industry have more specific items on their wish list to improve American competitiveness on battery production, said ....
June 9, 2022

‘Win For Sustainability And Colorado’: Solid Power To Begin Delivering Electric Vehicle Batteries For Testing

Colin Wolden, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at Mines, said, “Lithium-ion battery production is dominated in Asia and this is a real chance to relocate that important industry here to the United States, and Colorado.”
June 7, 2022

Conditions prime for energy boom in Colorado, so what’s the holdup?

A new report by the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines said companies have also cited problems with supplies of cement and workers.
June 7, 2022

Coal prices are way up and long-term commitments from customers are hard to find

Ian Lange, who teaches energy economics at the Colorado School of Mines, said that if he were running a coal mine, he’d ask one thing of his customers: “Show me, you know, give me a commitment.”
June 2, 2022

Sweltering India turns to superheating coal for cooling

In leaning on coal to survive early season heat waves, India is no different than Europe, which has prioritized buying large amounts of LNG this year to help heat homes next winter, said Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute at the ....
June 2, 2022

Little growth likely in Colorado, U.S. oil production in 2022, report finds

The quarterly report on oil and gas markets from the school’s Payne Institute for Public Policy found that little has changed since the weeks following Russia’s invasion, when multiple large producers operating in Colorado assured Wall Street ....
June 2, 2022

How Colorado Will Be a Key Player in Missions to Mars and Beyond

“Estimates are anywhere from a hundred million to a billion metric tons of water are on the moon,” says Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Center for Space Resources at Colorado School of Mines. “That is about the equivalent of two Lake Dillons ....
June 1, 2022

Now Hiring: Industry Jobs for the New Space Age

Angel Abbud-Madrid, director of the Center for Space Resources at the Colorado School of Mines, discusses the "living off the land" approach to space exploration in this Wall Street Journal podcast episode.
May 31, 2022

In a Bid to Save Its Coal Industry, Wyoming Has Become a Test Case for Carbon Capture, but Utilities are Balking at the Pricetag

But Ian Lange, an economist at the Colorado School of Mines who has served on the White House Council of Economic Advisers and studied carbon capture, said he is skeptical that the economics will be much different in Asia.
May 29, 2022

Baja 1000 EV dreams drive Colorado student engineers building racer in Aurora alley garage

Colorado School of Mines engineering students are hurling themselves into what they see as the ultimate, relevant senior project: creating an electric vehicle burly enough to endure the Baja 1000 off-road race through unforgiving Mexican desert.
May 28, 2022

Lithium Is Key to the Electric Vehicle Transition. It's Also in Short Supply

“The electric vehicle market has blown away expectations of deployment over the last years,” says Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute for Public Policy at the Colorado School of Mines.
May 26, 2022

Residential gas bills to jump 26% next month in Southwest Colorado

Ian Lange, an associate professor of economics and business at the Colorado School of Mines who specializes in energy and natural resource economics, said a number of forces are working together to create volatile energy market.
May 21, 2022