Speeding innovation for industry
Materials and processes
CEA Tech institute Liten stands out for its capacity to develop hydrometallurgical* recycling processes specific to the technologies the institute develops. The institute possesses methods for recovering materials of interest present in batteries (cobalt and nickel), photovoltaic cells (silver), fuel cells (platinum), and magnets (dysprosium) at the end of these products’ lifecycles. The materials are recovered in forms compatible with reintegration and recycling in Liten’s own technological processes. These activities are evidence of the institute’s commitment to eco-design and reducing the environmental impacts of new technologies, from design and use to end-of-lifecycle issues.
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.
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.