Clariant opens global Competence Center for Tailings Treatment in Dubai
- New laboratory and highly skilled team dedicated to the development of innovative and customized solutions
- CCDM is a core pillar of Clariant’s recently launched Decarbonization Minerals Program
- Reinforces Clariant’s commitment to sustainability and global decarbonization efforts
Houston, TX, September 1, 2022 – Clariant Mining Solutions will open a dedicated global Competence Center for Decarbonization Minerals (CCDM) at the Dubai Science Park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on June 1, 2022. This laboratory is designed to meet the increasing global demand for the efficient processing of minerals for decarbonization solutions.
The decarbonization of the production of goods and services, as well as the transportation of materials and people, is a growing megatrend as corporations and individuals seek to lower their environmental impact. 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.
Research activities will include improving metallurgical performance by maximizing recovery and grade, optimizing cost-performance, and creating more sustainable solutions for the processing of decarbonization minerals. In addition, the new application and development laboratory will provide technical support for customers in the Eastern Hemisphere including the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.
“Our new Competence Center is another important milestone in our purpose-led strategy to become a sustainability leader in mining chemicals,” comments George Nunes, Global Head of Clariant Mining Solutions. Wagner Silva, Global Head of Technology, adds: “Clariant recognizes the growing need for battery minerals, and we are committing resources to help producers optimize their beneficiation plants with new processing chemicals”.