Blogs

Adel Muna

Geothermal energy: the missing link in the lithium story

Adel Muna | Responsible Energy, Innovation in Mining | October 17, 2018
Use of geothermal energy to power an entire facility is one way in which Hatch is enabling new technologies for lithium recovery. It also demonstrates that it is possible to have the best of both worlds: green energy being used to harvest lithium, the very mineral needed to create one of the basic building blocks for storing electrical energy.
Julia Stefanishina

Don’t let good projects go bad

Julia Stefanishina | The Sustainable Business Model | October 1, 2018
Most big capital projects fail to get the results they promise. But if you take a few precautions and step in quickly with the right solution at the right time, it doesn't have to be that way.
Derek Vanstone

Engineering government

Derek Vanstone | September 28, 2018
Expanding a government-owned nuclear power plant. Getting the right permits to build a new diamond mine. Redesigning busy train crossings. All benefit from expert knowledge about how to work effectively with government.
Kari Lentowicz

An equal opportunity to save lives

Kari Lentowicz - Guest Author | Health & Safety | September 17, 2018
If the mining sector’s focus on diversity has done anything, it’s proven that gender should never determine who gets what job or pursues what kind of career.
Herbert Lam Hatch

Why your power plant needs the right LTSA

Herbert Lam | Responsible Energy, The Sustainable Business Model | August 31, 2018
Long-term service agreements can be lifelines for owners of gas turbine and combined-cycle power plants. But be sure you know what these complex contracts can and cannot do.
Craig Thornton

Five challenges that mining needs to address today

Craig Thornton | Innovation in Mining, Responsible Energy, Smart Cities, The Sustainable Business Model, Water Development, Digital Operations | August 29, 2018
Smartphones. Electric cars. Information technology of every kind. Mined materials are no longer the basic building blocks of just buildings, infrastructure, and tools.
Greg Sheehan Hatch

Lithium: a coming of age story

Greg Sheehan, PhD | Innovation in Mining | August 27, 2018
It's fascinating to watch the lithium story unfold. In the space of a few decades, it's become a cornerstone for addressing one of the world’s most universal and serious problems.
Elize Becker

Making resettlement projects work

Elize Becker | The Sustainable Business Model | August 23, 2018
Corporations and governments used to believe that money was all the motivation people needed to leave their homes and communities and turn the area over to a development project. Today, mining companies know they need the wisdom of a “social performance team,” people with the knowledge and skills to properly and respectfully engage with the affected community.
Eric Cone Hatch

Integrated LRT, simulation software, and the future of urban transit

Eric Cone | August 22, 2018
It’s time to transform our transit systems into future-oriented assets. Light rail transit has many sustainable benefits, and we're just starting to figure out the enormous developmental pluses that can be derived from proper planning and implementation.