Tag: Metallurgy and Exploration

Green energy increases the need for mining and metals production

Posted by on July 13, 2021

Clean energy may mean less mining for coal, but it also means opening or expanding mines to unearth minerals such as cobalt for use in alloys and batteries, tellurium for solar cells and semiconductors, and germanium for transistors in electronic devices. That’s according to Dr. Michael Moats, professor and interim chair of materials science and engineering at Missouri S&T, who says reducing carbon emissions from energy systems in the United States will increase the need for metal production by two to six times per kilowatt of energy production.

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Missouri S&T Mine Design Team headed to national competition

Posted by on February 21, 2019

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Missouri S&T’s Mine Design team will travel to the 2019 Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Conference this Saturday, Feb. 23, to present its design to industry professionals as part of the national finals in a design competition.

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