KoBold Metals is a Silicon Valley tech company that will help the U.S. ethically and efficiently source the materials needed to fuel the EV revolution. With a team of world-renowned mineral explorers and dozens of PhDs in physics, math, materials science, and geophysics – many of whom are women – KoBold is bringing next-gen machine learning/scientific computing techniques and new money to mining. The goal? To uncover the vast numbers of ore deposits deep under the Earth’s crust to build a sustainable supply of EV batteries and drive down costs.
With a doctorate in atomic physics from Harvard and a master’s in Applied Mathematics from Cambridge, Josh speaks with me about the importance of cobalt and nickel specifically for EV battery production and bringing mining into the digital age!