MIINE TAILINGS TO SOLAR ENERGY

An innovative approach to reuse silica-rich mine tailings as material inputs to value-producing processes and materials. This concept essentially transforms mining waste of certain ores that are high in silica content into three sustainable sub-products: glass for solar reflectors for concentrated solar power plants, industrial environmental sorbents and clean solar electricity.

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Oscar Malpica
TRANSCRITICAL CO2 PULVERIZATION

A novel method for rock comminution using a new form of explosive pulverization or shattering based on transcritical CO2 cycling. Fundamentally, this concept intends to replace (or at the very least significantly complement the functionality of) the current large mechanical devices used to shatter rock, their high energy consumption, maintenance costs and heavy environmental impact.

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Oscar Malpica