Vartega and Colorado School of Mines highlighted in CCIA's Innovative Energy Review 2016-2017 Edition

Golden, Colorado - November 2, 2016 - The Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) has released the 4th edition of their Innovation Energy Review and the publication includes an article highlighting the work that Colorado universities are doing to further cleantech.  In the article the Colorado School of Mines is highlighted for their work with Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling and their efforts to create a low-cost, low-energy and modular approach to providing reusable recycled carbon fiber. 

The Colorado School of Mines gives Vartega access to facilities and equipment, allowing employees to better understand the technologies the company is using and improve its processing techniques. The knowledge and expertise of the Mines team has been an invaluable resource.
— Jordan Harris, Vartega Sr Processing Engineer

The article also highlights work being done by Colorado State University and the University of Colorado - Boulder.  The full publication can be found HERE at the CCIA webiste.

About CCIA

Founded in 2008, Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA) is a statewide organization dedicated to promoting Colorado's cleantech industries. CCIA impacts Colorado's policies, people, products and programs that drive expansion of a cleaner, cheaper, 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 about CCIA, visit:

About Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling

Vartega Carbon Fiber Recycling LLC is a recycler of advanced materials – specifically strong and lightweight carbon fiber – used in the aerospace, automotive, wind energy, and sporting goods industries. Founded in 2014, Vartega has developed patent pending recycling technology to address the 15,000 metric tons of carbon fiber waste that is being landfilled and incinerated every year. Vartega’s technology uses a low energy chemistry-based process to free carbon fiber filaments for use in carbon fiber nonwoven fabrics, yarns, thermoplastic pellets, and 3D printing filaments. For more information, visit