Because innovation generates the business and professions of tomorrow, we consider Research & Development to be the engine behind excellence and future success. Our engineers, our geologists and our operations teams work closely with our researchers, to innovate and develop industrial processes of use for our activities, for creating value and for optimising our investments.
30Industrial processes developed in-house
For more than 30 years, our R&D team has been supporting our activities across the value chain: extraction, hydro-metallurgy, ore processing, the environment, mineralogical analysis and characterisation… It guarantees the quality of the product, optimisation of resources, protection of the environment and satisfaction of our customers.
A world-class research centre
Our R&D teams enjoy expertise in all sectors of our professions:
- The development of processes and new technologies in ore processing, hydro-metallurgy and the creation of new products
- Support for industry
- Chemical and mineralogical analyses for exploration and extraction operations
- Mineral processing techniques based on the physical separation of minerals (flotation, gravimetry, magnetic separation, densimetric separation, etc.)
- Hydro-metallurgical techniques and processes, from solution preparation to purification and recovery
Inventing a lithium-ion battery
Managem recorded a major invention in the field of batteries: a lithium-ion type battery. In 2010 and in 2018, we filed two patents for this invention.
Used in mobile telephones and in personal computers, this innovation could also be adopted by the electric car industry.
Our invention offers excellent microstructure properties and better electrochemical performance than a traditional battery, in terms of safety and discharge capacity. The electrochemical performance and the safety aspect of LiCoO2 lithium oxide and cobalt are improved by supplying materials usable in the manufacture of the active cathodes of rechargeable batteries.
The originality of our invention lies in the production of a particular composition for the battery cathodes, which can operate at high voltages (4.5 V) while offering a high level of thermal stability able to meet the safety requirements of electrochemical generation for stationary and/or mobile applications.