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The transition to clean energy technologies, like batteries and systems electrification, will increase the need for metals and other materials used in these devices. These metals and materials must come from new mineral discoveries. ExploreTech has developed a more efficient method of mineral exploration planning. In one demonstrated case, our methods achieved the same drilling effectiveness with 85% fewer boreholes than industry-standard approaches. Our product uses recent advances in probabilistic inverse theory and a new AI powered planning tool to optimize borehole placement faster, cheaper, and more effectively than current methods.

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Read the spotlight article: Drilling down: How optimizing mineral discovery can enable an electrified future.

Team Members

Alex Miltenberger (PhD, Geophysics), Tyler Hall (PhD, Geological Sciences), Prof. Jef Caers (Earth & Planetary Sciences / PI)