This agreement includes the establishment of a joint research laboratory at CSU, localising Outotec's technologies in China, globalising technologies from both entities, participating in metallurgical education and promoting innovative environmental process developments.
CSU is one of the national key universities under the Ministry of Education based in Changsha, Hunan Province, China. It is one of the country's leading universities in the field of metallurgy, servicing the Chinese non-ferrous industry and major metal producers.
"Joint R&D work and the new research laboratory form the basis of our cooperation," said Kari Knuutila, chief technology officer at Outotec. "We are keen that the laboratory will become a base for international exchange and talent training and serve as a technology hub in the non-ferrous industry. Outotec aims to be a local partner in China. Our cooperation with CSU supports China's ambitious sustainability targets and the smelting industry's endeavours for eco-friendliness."