Applications now open for CCIA Mining Cleantech Challenge on April 12

Friday February 17, 2017 0 comments Tags: Golden, CCIA, CCIA Cleantech Mining Challenge, Chris Shapard

GOLDEN -- Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) is now accepting applications for the Mining Cleantech Challenge (MCC), a market-driven showcase to be held April 12.CCIA_logoUSE

On the heels of its successful Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge, CCIA said it is launching the Mining Cleantech Challenge in partnership with mining leaders from across North America.

The MCC will quickly and efficiently provide targeted connections between mining industry operators, OEMs, and clean technology solution providers with the mutually beneficial goal of meeting industry’s needs while introducing innovative cleantech solutions to the marketplace, CCIA said.

“At CCIA we continue to focus on our ability to act as a facilitator between sometimes disparate industry sectors,” said Chris Shapard, CCIA executive director.

“The Mining Cleantech Challenge platform allows CCIA to leverage a proven model that brings together innovative early-stage clean technology companies and leaders from the mining industry to address challenges facing the extractive energy industry.”

CCIA said the application process is now open for cleantech companies to showcase their innovative products and technologies.

Specific categories have been identified as presenting the greatest opportunities for improvements in mining operations. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

Power management
Advanced materials or chemicals
Waste handling
Plant or biological solutions
Production efficiency
Remote sensing
Methane and NOx gas detection or control
Remote/distributed power
Resource characterization and mine planning
Production management and efficiency
Tailings/waste handling and disposal

Interested cleantech companies will enter a competitive vetting process, CCIA said, after which 10 companies will be invited to present their technologies to the mining partners.

Applications are due by March 3. For more information, visit