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Pioneering the sourcing and recycling of sustainable germanium
Sustainability stands as one of Umicore’s foundational pillars. As an international firm specialising in producing, refining and recycling vital advanced materials, we continuously strive to transform sustainability into a competitive advantage. On…
Continued improvements and green zone to allow for sustainable co-existence between the Hoboken site and its neighbors
The Umicore site in Hoboken is one of the world’s largest precious metals refiners. Managing the risks associated with metals processed in its flowsheet has always been a priority.
Managing impact in Hoboken
The Umicore site in Hoboken is one of the world’s largest precious metals refiners, offering recycling and refining services for precious metal bearing materials such as by-products from industry, electronic scrap and spent industrial and…
Action plan Hoboken plant
Umicore presented its action plan to its neighbours and to media on 11 March.
Semiconductor Processes and Products
As functionality and reliability of electronic devices progress, requiring changes in systems development and integration, materials, chemicals and auxiliaries are undergoing significant adaptions in performance, cost-efficiency and…
Women in STEM : "Believe in yourself; that’s how you get there!”
Being a woman in science might seem challenging at times but at Umicore we believe in the uniqueness and talent of every employee. Just as Marjon’s motto goes: “Together we can create a more sustainable world”.
Exemplary management of historical radioactive waste stored in Olen
From 1922 until the end of the 1970s, Umicore’s predecessor companies manufactured radium and uranium products in Olen, Belgium. Until the 1960s radium was the only treatment for cancer. Uranium oxide was used in fuel rods for nuclear power stations.
Thermal imaging in the fight against COVID-19
Limiting the spread of the virus by early detection has been crucial in all phases of the pandemic. One method of early detection is screening with thermal imaging cameras in densely populated places like airports, hospitals, enterprises and schools.
Electromobility Myth #6
Today, the high purchase price (without incentives) is regarded by consumers as the main barrier to choosing a new electric vehicle (EV) over an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle of similar size. The purchase price, however, doesn’t give the…
Ready for a challenge? Here is Umicore’s challenge for Da's Geniaal
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) aren’t just for Albert Einstein or Marie Curie! They are more fun and accessible than you might think, but not everyone feels that way, especially young people.
Towards greener, lower-priced and more powerful Li-ion batteries
The future is electric, no doubt. And Li-ion batteries are at the very heart of this megatrend. Quite simply put: they offer us a better life, from e-mobility solutions to portable electronics. But as crucial as they may be, Li-ion batteries are…