CCIA Announces the 12 Mining Cleantech Challenge Companies

BOULDER, Colo. - April 7, 2022 - PRLog -- The 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 2022 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 Sumitomo, Newmont Mining, Royal Gold, Fresnillo, AngloAmerican, BHP, Resource Capital Funds, the Colorado School of Mines, the Consulate General of Canada in Denver, Clareo Partners, the Office of Economic Development and International Trade, and the Colorado Energy Office.

Companies selected to present:

Alterna Materials

Clearflow Group

DUNDEE Sustainable Technologies

Envirometal Technologies

Fortress Control

Growing Greener Innovations



Nu-Rock Technology

Precision Periodic

RHT RailHaul Technologies


"This was one of the most robust and diverse sets of technology applications to date in our Mining Cleantech Challenge series," said Mary Austin, CCIA's executive director. "Congratulations to the companies that have been selected to present at the 2022 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 21, 2022 virtually.

About Colorado Cleantech Industries Association

Founded in 2008, CCIA is a statewide, industry-led, industry-focused organization dedicated to promoting Colorado's cleantech industry. CCIA impacts Colorado's policies, people, products and programs that drive expansion of a cleaner, less expensive, more efficient and secure energy economy. Through advocacy, public policy leadership, development and education, CCIA works to ensure that Colorado is a global cleantech leader. For more information, visit
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