Canadian Mining Journal

University Of British Columbia

  • EDITORIAL: Mining industry has role to play in carbon capture

    July 24, 2019 by Marilyn Scales

    The carbon neutral mine is on the horizon. That’s the aim of a collaborative program to test immobilizing carbon dioxide in mine tailings. Lab scale tests are promising, and now the research is moving into the field. The technology could

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    LITHIUM: MGX enters next phase in development of high energy Li-ion batteries

    February 26, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – MGX Minerals and its partner the University of British Columbia has completed the first phase of work to create next-generation lithium-ion batteries capable of quadrupling energy density up to 400 Wh/kg from the current 100 Wh/kg. The first

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    AWARD: Team from UBC wins World Mining Competition

    November 14, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SASKATOON –  The team from the University of British Columbia has won the World Mining Competition held Oct. 25-28 in this city. The World Mining Competition is an opportunity for students from all backgrounds to showcase their strategic analytical abilities

  • UBC, Terra CO2 team up for US$7.5M tailings research prize

    January 11, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Lee Groat, a mineralogist and professor from the University of British Columbia, may have just cracked one of mining’s biggest environmental problems — acid rock drainage (ARD) — thanks to initial research funding from Yukon-explorer Strategic Metals (TSXV: SMD). Groat

  • ACID DRAINAGE: UBC identifies bacteria linked to acid mine runoff

    October 13, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    KELOWNA, BC – Researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus have isolated micro-organisms that cause acid rock drainage at mines. “Mining waste is an environmental concern in many parts of the world and currently costs a great deal

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    BUILDING FUND: Province supports UBC plans to the tune of $37.5 million

    April 19, 2009 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – The Government of British Columbia is investing $37.5 million in the University of British Columbia (UB…