Billionaires Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg are funding a mining exploration project in Greenland in search of nickel, copper, cobalt and platinum. Metals that go into the composition of electric vehicle batteries.
Lower themof to acquire the in 2050 represents one of the major challenges of our century. One of the big ideas for this is to replace the To fossil fuel (gasoline and diesel) by . This vision remains elusive and takes time. The main problem lies in the mining of the materials needed to make .
It is to solve this major problem that the company KoBold Metals is looking forto . Indeed, an area located in the west of the country has notable similarities with the Russian region of Norilsk, known to produce and you in large quantities. KoBold Metals is backed by billionaires , or Michael Bloomberg via the investment fund for the Breakthrough Energy Ventures.
Bluejay Mining is already present in Greenland. © Bluejay Mining
AI to detect drilling sites
The California-based company has struck a deal with Bluejay Mining to mine the area where it hopes to findlike nickel, , the or the . For this, KoBold Metals wishes to use a new technique based on and the to find the best drilling locations. To do this, the AI examines 80-year-old maps and combines them with satellite data to find potential sites.
KoBold’s Machine Prospector technology predicts where theis focused and then collects additional data that helps reduce uncertainty. The goal is to quickly eliminate the places where the chances of success are low, so that when they drill, they are much more likely to find the earth. What they are looking for are ” of composition ”, that is to say large pieces of exploitable rock. These anomalies make it much more economical to extract and process the ore. The demand for these materials is likely to become much more important, their identification and their exploitation require to meet the needs of .