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Clariant opens global Competence Center for Decarbonization Minerals 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


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 October 25, 2022. This laboratory is designed to meet the 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. 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.

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.

“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.

For more information on Clariant’s Competence Center for Decarbonization Minerals, please visit


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