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Clariant opens new competence centre in Dubai focused on decarbonisation minerals

Clariant Mining Solutions has opened a dedicated global Competence Center for Decarbonization Minerals (CCDM) at the Dubai Science Park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This laboratory is designed to meet the increasing global demand for solutions to process decarbonisation minerals more efficiently, it said.

The decarbonisation of the production and transportation of goods and services is a growing megatrend. Mining is one of the key foundational industries enabling decarbonisation 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 maximising recovery and grade, optimising cost performance, and creating more sustainable solutions for the processing of decarbonisation minerals, it said.

“Our new Competence Center is another important milestone in our purpose-led strategy to become a sustainability leader in mining chemicals,” George Nunes, Global Head of Clariant Mining Solutions, said.