Clariant Mining Solutions opened a dedicated global competence center for decarbonization minerals (CCDM) at the Dubai Science Park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on October 25, 2022. This laboratory is designed to meet increasing global demand for solutions to process decarbonization minerals more efficiently.
The decarbonization of the production and transportation of goods and services is a growing megatrend, according to the company.
Mining is one of the key foundational industries enabling decarbonization by delivering the minerals required for these technologies, such as nickel, cobalt, and lithium for batteries for electric vehicles; rare earths for magnets in wind turbines; and alumina for lighter-weight vehicles and solar panels.
According to Clariant, research activities at CCDM will include improving metallurgical performance by maximizing recovery and grade, optimizing cost-performance, and creating more sustainable solutions for the processing of decarbonization minerals.
“Our new competence center is another important milestone in our purpose-led strategy to become a sustainability leader in mining chemicals,” says George Nunes, global head of Clariant Mining Solutions.
Source: Clariant, www.clariant.com.