Presenting Companies for the 2021 Mining Cleantech Challenge Announced

BOULDER, Colo. - April 8, 2021 - PRLog -- Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) has announced the 12 technology companies selected to present at the second virtual Mining Cleantech Challenge (MCC). Finalists were selected from an international pool of applicants.

The MCC is one in a series of Cleantech Challenges that connect large industry partners directly to innovative clean technology solutions. The 2021 call for applications asked for companies capable of working on issues related to advanced materials and chemicals, biological solutions, blockchains, cyanide destruction and/or cyanide regeneration processes for slurries or solutions, electrification or battery applications, energy efficiency, machine learning, methane and nox gas detection or control, mercury abatement and/or removal processes, pre-concentration, plant solutions, process solutions, production efficiency, production management, remote/distributed power, remote operation or automation of machinery, remote sensing, resource characterization and mine planning, scale mitigation/prevention, slurry and/or dirty solution filtration, tailings/ waste handling and disposal, underground mining alternate energy options and water.

Submissions were reviewed, applicants vetted and program sponsors selected 12 companies as finalists to present during the virtual program. Finalists will pitch their technologies to major mining companies and investors represented by the program partners.

CCIA developed the MCC in partnership with an internationally recognized team of industry leaders, including Newmont Mining, Royal Gold, Fresnillo Mining, Anglo American, BHP, RMI, Resource Capital Funds, Consulate General of Canada in Denver, Clareo Partners, Black & Veatch and the Colorado School of Mines.

Companies selected to present include:

2S Water Inc.

Altum Technologies


Biopolynet Inc.

ColdBlock Technologies

Copperstone Technologies


Ideon Technologies

Ionic Solutions

SEI Logistics

Sofi Filtration

Trident Pump

"This was one of the most robust and diverse sets of technology applications to date in our Challenge series," said Helen El Mallakh, CCIA's executive director. "Congratulations to the companies that have been selected to present at the 2021 Mining Cleantech Challenge. This is a significant accomplishment given the caliber and competitiveness of this year's applicant pool."

The Mining Cleantech Challenge will be held on April 22, 2021, virtually. Learn more about the event here:

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