Mining Cleantech Challenge
A Globally Accessible Event | Denver, CO
The Mining Cleantech Challenge efficiently provides targeted connections between mining industry operators, OEMs, and clean technology solution providers with a mutually beneficial goal of meeting industry’s needs while at the same time introducing innovative solutions to the marketplace.
Innovative solutions providers will complete a competitive vetting process, after which 10 companies will be invited to present their technologies to the partners and sponsors.
There are no geographic restrictions or requirements for participating companies.
Mining companies are looking for the following technologies:
ADVANCED MATERIALS AND CHEMICALS
METHANE AND NOX GAS DETECTION OR CONTROL
PLANT or BIOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS
BULK MATERIAL MOVEMENT
ELECTRIC VEHICLES (EV’s)
REMOTE / DISTRIBUTED POWER
RESOURCE CHARACTERIZATION AND MINE PLANNING
TAILINGS / WASTE HANDLING AND DISPOSAL
Congratulations to the 2020 winner of the Mining Cleantech Challenge, Rail-Veyor!
Rail-Veyor’s technology was chosen by mining executives and investors in the industry as the best among a competitive field of 31 total companies representing the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the UK. An international team of judges reviewed and voted on the winners at the first-ever virtual Mining Cleantech Challenge.
Second place in the competition went to Earth Alive Clean Technologies, a unique microbial dust control technology that is non-hazmat, 100% organic and has biodegradable properties.
Third place was awarded to Nanoseis, a company that specializes in high fidelity surface microseismic processing.
The top two placing companies are from Canada and third place company represents Colorado.
Rail-Veyor Wins the 2020 Mining Cleantech Challenge
Canadian company Rail-Veyor won the fourth annual Mining Cleantech Challenge. The company won the winning title and $5,000 prize on July 23rd, 2020. Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) hosted their flagship cleantech challenge event virtually for the first time.
“The Rail-Veyor® TrulyAutonomous™ haulage system is a natively electric solution so there are no diesel emissions to affect the workforce or community of a mine either underground or on surface. We are proud that the Rail-Veyor system is a cleaner choice for the planet than other standard hauling choices with the added benefit of significantly reduced opex costs.” Rail-Veyor’s Lisa Youngblood, Executive Director, Marketing and Communications, stated of the winning technology.
The presenting companies included:
- Cascadia Scientific Inc.
- D&D Manufacturing LLC
- Earth Alive Clean Technologies inc.
- EnviCore Inc.
- Intelligent Valve Applications Pts Ltd (iVapps)
- Muddy River Technologies Inc.
- Rail-Veyor Technologies Global Inc.
- Resolution Systems
- SOLVAQUA Inc.
- Starfire Energy
Sponsors and partners of the program included Newmont, Fresnillo, Royal Gold and BHP among others.
CCIA’s Executive Director, Helen El Mallakh reflected on the relationship between cleantech and the mining industry, ” Today, the mining industry is being called upon to provide the materials that are necessary to build a more sustainable global economy. In many ways, mining is at a pivot point and cleantech is the catalyst. That is why the technologies that are used in this sector are so meaningful and why events like the Mining Cleantech Challenge are critical in advancing the process.”
The Mining Cleantech Challenge was followed by the virtual VIP Reception where guests of sponsors and presenting companies joined cleantech industry leaders to network. Presenting company Earth Alive Clean Technologies from Canada came in second place and presenting company NanoSeis from Colorado came in third place.
“On behalf of CCIA, I thank our sponsors, partners, and participants for making this year’s Challenge so successful and we look forward to future Mining Cleantech Challenges that will be held in less challenging times for us all.” Helen El Mallakh concluded. CCIA will be continuing their cleantech challenge series virtually with their Oil & Gas Cleantech Challenge in the fall.