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Conservation of natural resources, their sustainable use and energy generation must be designed as part of a global ecosystem.

Playing a pivotal role in sustainable development

A transition towards low-carbon manufacturing, the depletion of natural resources and the destruction of ecosystems mean that mining and other energyintensive industries have a pivotal role to play in sustainable development. To bring a more unified response to these crucial issues, Dassault Systèmes now addresses the Energy, Process and Natural Resources industries through its Energy and Materials business. It provides three categories of solutions.

Reducing prototype costs

The development of new materials goes beyond the limits of lithium-ion technology. The use of simulations and quantum mechanics can accelerate the development of the next generation of batteries and also sustainable energy production needed for the success of future electric vehicles.

Reinventing the mining industry

The mining industry is at the opposite end of the spectrum from the public’s perception of a gentle business that respects ecosystems. But mining is necessary, especially in the transition towards a low-carbon economy. The electric vehicle revolution cannot take place without the extraction of mineral resources, starting with lithium, widely used in today’s batteries. Through digital technology, this longstanding industry is reinventing itself, changing its image and how society views it.