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Reuters: Billionaire-backed KoBold Metals plans new Zambian copper mine within a decade

KoBold Metals Zambia CEO, Mfikeyi Makayi, spoke with Reuters about the company's plans in Zambia and across Africa: "California-based KoBold Metals, whose backers include billionaires Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, said it aims to start producing copper and cobalt at a project in Zambia within 10 years...


IEEE Spectrum: Finding Battery Minerals With AI

KoBold President Josh Goldman sat down with IEEE Spectrum's Fixing the Future podcast to talk about the company’s AI-powered search for the critical materials needed to drive the green energy transition. LISTEN


Nikkei Asia: Finding minerals faster with AI: Investors flock to U.S. startup

"TOKYO -- A U.S. startup developing an artificial intelligence program to accurately locate deposits of critical minerals is drawing investments from a wide range of investors, including energy companies and billionaires Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos."


FT: Zambia’s plan to dig its way out of debt with a copper revival

The Financial Times' Joseph Cotterill recently visited KoBold Metals' operation in Zambia and wrote: “…the bulk of Zambian [mine] output move many tonnes, but…on relatively low grades…below 1%, in line with the global average… “Mingomba…is estimated to have about 250mn tonnes of ...


CNBC Africa Speaks with KoBold Metals Zambia CEO on Future of AI Mineral Exploration

KoBold Metals Zambia CEO Mfikeyi Makayi spoke with CNBC Africa about how the company's AI-backed mineral exploration will impact efforts in Zambia and across Africa.


KoBold CEO Kurt House on CNN's First Move with Julia Chatterly

KoBold CEO Kurt House spoke with CNN's Julia Chatterley about the "more than $10 trillion worth of newly discovered Lithium, Copper, Cobalt and Nickel" we need to fuel the green energy transition. Full interview viewable here and excerpted below: We need "more than $10T worth of newly discover...


U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Mike Gonzales Visits Mingomba Deposit

U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Mike Gonzales stopped by KoBold Metals Mingomba Deposit to meet and speak with the team,  tour the site, learn about the progress to date, and share his thoughts on what makes the company so different.


KoBold Metals CEO Kurt House on Inc.'s Founders Project Podcast

KoBold Metals CEO Kurt House spoke to Alexa von Tobel on Inc.'s Founders Project Podcast about the company's AI-driven search for cobalt, nickel, copper, lithium, and rare earth elements.   LISTEN


KoBold President Josh Goldman @ The Aspen IDEAS Festival

On Wednesday, June 28th, 2023, KoBold Metals President Josh Goldman took to the Aspen Ideas stage to discuss the company's artificial intelligence-backed exploration for EV battery minerals during the "Ideas at the Cutting Edge of Energy" series. The full talk is available here and below.   ...


KoBold & Stanford's MineralX Symposium

June 20-21, 2023, KoBold Metals partnered with Stanford University to help launch the inaugural MineralX Symposium. The symposium gathered key leaders from the mining industry, technology, the automotive sector, venture capital, government, NGOs, and academia to chart the future of mineral explor...