Umicore focuses on 'clean' technologies
Our knowledge of metals offers energy-efficient and environmental-friendly solutions which respond to the growing awareness of the limits to our natural resources and the necessity of dealing with our environment in a sustainable way.
Umicore – via its many historic predecessors – has been dealing with metals for more than 200 years: we’re a true leader in our knowledge of metals.
That knowledge allows us to offer many crucial, yet often invisible, building blocks to be used in rechargeable batteries for laptops and mobile phones, solar cells to power satellites and for solar panels, as well fuel cells to be used in the future generation of environmentally friendly cars. In short, Umicore offers a platform of solutions to generate and store energy in an efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly way
Umicore invests heavily in research and development to render these materials increasingly effective and limit the use of scarce resources to the bare minimum. Some 80% of our research efforts go into ‘clean technologies’. And the story of Umicore does not end there. Metals can be recycled almost infinitely without losing any of their inherent qualities. Umicore is a leader in recycling technology for precious and other metals as the world’s biggest recycler of precious metals.
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