October 25, 2021
Congratulations to our collaborators and inventors of our REE Extraction Technology - Donna L. Baek & Robert V. Fox winners of the 2021 R&D 100 Award in the category of Mechanical and Materials.
Established in 1963, the R&D 100 Awards is the only S&T (science and technology) awards competition that recognizes new commercial products, technologies and materials for their technological significance.
September 9, 2021
Moe Momayez, part of team of researchers developing a swarm of robots for space mining projects. The team, which received $500,000 in funding from NASA, envisions the robots will be able to mine, excavate, and even construct simple structures on the surface of the Moon.
June 11, 2021
Jointly housed in the College of Engineering and the College of Science, the school aims to break down disciplinary silos to educate the next generation of mining engineers and mineral resource professionals.
May 25, 2021
Interim UA MGE department head Moe Momayez and MGE associate professor Jaeheon Lee co-founded Auxilium with entrepreneur Abraham Jalbout to address growing concerns about mining's impact on the environment.
April 20, 2021
Major mining operations worldwide are becoming safer and more sustainable with the use of new and emerging technologies designed specifically for the sector. Leading the way? Arizona companies and University of Arizona researchers who are making the industry safer, sustainable — and profitable.
Date : April 14, 2021
Time: 9 am MST
Duration: 1 hr
Find out How Arizona’s Mining Tech Leaders Advance the Global Mining Industry. This Tucson Tech Talk focuses on mining technology with perspectives from leading experts on trends and technologies for smarter, safer, and more sustainable mining worldwide.
March 2021 Issue, Fine Grind- Mining Engineering Magazine
Dr. Jaeheon Lee, Auxilium Director Of Extractive Metallurgy, explains how one of our advanced leaching technologies is set to be game changer for many sulfide gold deposits that are in the project stage around the world. The recovery of gold from a pregnant leach solution is achieved by using an ion-exchange resin, and the solution can be recycled.
February 17, 2021
In a step toward low-energy metal extraction, Auxilium will advance 'ionometallurgy" technology. In collaboration with the Critical Materials Institute through Idaho National laboratory, Auxilium aims to provide the mining industry with not only sustainable but also efficient solutions.
February 3, 2021
Auxilium Technology Group, a Tucson-based startup aims to turn mine tailings into usable products with technology invented by University of Arizona researchers, and it’s going after a big prize to advance its efforts.
January 28, 2021
Inventors from the University of Arizona College of Engineering in the US, along with the school’s Tech Launch Arizona, have combined interests to launch start-up Auxilium Technology Group to find ways to reduce mining’s environmental footprint and increase its sustainability.
January 28, 2021
“Where others see waste, we see opportunity,” Jalbout said. “We are bringing together these technologies from the different people on the team, and we’re putting them together in a circuit to create a holistic approach to tailings management, which makes a very unique value proposition in the tailings world.”
January 27, 2021
Auxilium Technology Group has brought together multiple UArizona inventions that offer sustainable, energy-efficient and cost-effective solutions to improve the output of mines while reducing their environmental impact.
January 26, 2021
“Most companies have programs to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions ranging from renewable energy to energy-efficient vehicles, pumps, motors, etc.,” Poulton says. “Faculty at the University of Arizona have had research programs on using different kinds of solar arrays on mine tailings — solar arrays that float and can reduce evaporation (these two were done by Dr. Moe Momayez).”
January 21, 2021
Auxilium Technology Group to receive an extension of the fully sponsored admission into the UACI incubation program thanks to the generous financial support of Freeport-McMoRan and the Town of Sahuarita.
January 20, 2021
We are proud to announce that Auxilium Technology Group was selected to advance to the Laboratory Test stage of the “BHP Tailings Challenge”, which seeks solutions and new business models to reuse copper tailings.
December 1, 2020
The Water, Environmental and Energy Solutions (WEES) TRIF initiative is developing innovative, practical solutions for water, environmental and energy sustainability in Arizona. Research findings are applied globally, as many other semiarid regions face increasing natural resource demands and uncertainties related to drought and extreme events. Strategic investment shapes innovative research and brings federal dollars to Arizona, and projects help secure adequate supplies of clean water for Arizona, optimize sustainable stewardship of the state’s lands, create resiliency in the face of climate variability and advance Arizona’s leadership in the renewable energy industry.
November 2, 2020
“Our company works in the mining sector, as such, properly addressing a unique value proposition is complicated,” CEO Abraham Jalbout said in a recent email. “UACI has been instrumental in identifying new business opportunities and commercial strategies allowing our company to reach profitability in a more efficient way.”
September 25, 2020
“Our company uses a holistic approach to tailings processing,” said Auxilium CEO Abraham Jalbout. “So basically it means that we will not only improve the way that you can efficiently extract elemental content from the tailings, but also repurpose the tailings for building materials.”
August 20, 2020
Moe Momayez explains how he uses novel sensors to integrate streams of data that can spot potential failures in tailing dams.
August 5, 2020
“The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation is pleased to partner with the Town of Sahuarita and UACI to support diverse businesses in the next evolution of the BizLaunch program,” said Jessica Brack, community development manager at Freeport-McMoRan’s Sierrita Operation. “The work is in direct alignment with our goal of supporting community resiliency through economic diversification and aligns with the priorities identified by both the Green Valley and Sahuarita communities.”
July 13, 2020
The University of Arizona, Colorado State University and the Colorado School of Mines just launched the Tailings Center of Excellence, a learning space focused on educating engineers on responsible and sustainable mine waste management and advancing research-backed best practices.
June 22, 2020
BHP, the world’s no. 1 miner, in a move to make progress in reducing and recycling waste, has launched The Tailings Challenge – a new initiative that seeks solutions for repurposing copper tailings.
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