CCIA Announces Call for Applications for 2024 Mining Cleantech Challenge

Market-driven showcase connects clean technology to global mining organizations
DENVER - Feb. 8, 2024 - PRLog -- The Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) is now accepting applications for the eighth annual Mining Cleantech Challenge, a market-driven innovation showcase to be held in person at the Carriage House, Governor's Residence on May 16, 2024, in Denver, Colorado.

CCIA is hosting the Mining Cleantech Challenge in partnership with leading mining companies from across the globe. The program provides targeted connections between mining industry operators, OEMs, and clean technology solution providers with the goal of meeting industry's needs while introducing innovative clean technology solutions to the marketplace.

Companies selected for participation in the program have the opportunity to present directly to industry experts. There are no geographic restrictions for this event; local, national, and international companies with innovative technologies may apply.

"Promoting innovation in the mining sector provides pathways to unlocking cleaner, greener and more efficient processes and resource management," said CCIA Executive Director Laura Hickernell.  "We are pleased to collaborate with mining companies who are forward-thinking and recognize the need to decarbonize the industry. We appreciate their support of this important and effective platform for the discovery of new innovations for the mining sector."

CCIA's partners for this year's program include Royal Gold, Consulate General of Canada,and Colorado School of Mines.

The application process is now open for clean technology companies to showcase their innovative products and technologies. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Advanced Materials and Chemicals
  • Biological Solutions
  • Blockchains
  • Carbon Capture use and Sequestration
  • 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
  • Pelletizing, Briquetting and Granulation
  • Pre-Concentration
  • Plant or Biological 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
  • Water

Interested cleantech companies will enter a competitive vetting process, after which 10-12 companies will be invited to present their technologies to major mining companies. The application and more information can be found here.

About CCIA:

Now in its 16th year, CCIA impacts Colorado's policies, people, products, and programs that drive the expansion of a cleaner, 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

For more information, please contact Laura Hickernell at
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