Speeding innovation for industry
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).
Parametric design optimization can improve heat-exchanger performance. A tool suitable for use in industrial environments was developed to address the multi-scale and multi-physics aspects of heat-exchanger design.
Reliable and reproducible nanomaterials characterization protocols have been developed at Liten and are now available to businesses for their nanomaterials testing campaigns.
Poudr’Innov 2.0, a technology platform operated by Liten, a CEA Tech institute, recently acquired an LBM (laser-beam melting) additive manufacturing machine from Prodways, the leading provider of industrial 3D printing solutions.
HoloView software can generate electronic holography images with currently-unrivalled spatial resolution and sensitivity.
Construction on the Jupiter 1000 power-to-gas demonstrator plant began on December 19, 2017 in Fos-sur-Mer in the South of France. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by a number of elected officials. Research scientist Laurent Bedel of Liten, a CEA Tech institute, spoke to us about the project.
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.