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Manufacturing and retail
Materials are everywhere, making them a substantial source of leverage to overcome challenges like protecting the environment and making sustainable use of raw materials, improving product performance, and introducing innovative product features.
CEA Tech is helping to minimize the use of certain resources by developing alternative materials, new additive manufacturing processes to reduce waste, and new recycling methods. CEA Tech researchers are also developing new, more energy-efficient raw-materials transformation processes to reduce environmental impacts. Other CEA Tech programs are focusing on ways to implement new materials and to create others (through novel assembly techniques and formulations) with specific properties (insulation, energy harvesting, lighter weight, better resistance).
The SeaLive project is developing 100% bio-based, recyclable, and/or biodegradable plastics from the starches in microalgae. The goal? To reduce the amount of plastic pollution in our oceans and on land.
The Poudr’Innov powder metallurgy platform is ramping up its strip-casting process for magnetic-phase synthesis, positioning Liten, a CEA Tech institute, as a leading developer of high-performance permanent magnets.
A characterization method using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy was developed to observe the formation of metal lithium in the electrodes of lithium-ion elements during operation. The insights gained will be used to extend electrode lifespans.
New insights into the mechanisms that underpin the dissolution of the components used in lithium-ion batteries have resulted in the development of an improved recycling method.
How to collaborate with CEA Tech teams ?
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.