Adapting to a fundamental shift

Governments around the world are working to cut greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement target of limiting the global average temperature increase to 1.5%. This brings some big challenges for energy and materials companies – and even bigger opportunities:

  • A shift away from fossil fuels:
    Growing appetite for sustainable energy solutions has moved markets and investment away from fossil fuels
  • Rising demand for minerals:
    Minerals and rare earth elements are critical components of batteries, turbines, electric vehicle motors and electricity networks – and demand is expected to increase 500% by 2050
  • Innovation is essential:
    Many traditional mining methods are slow and environmentally damaging. Meanwhile the markets are hungry for efficient, sustainable processes
  • Sustainability succeeds:
    Proving the sustainability of any business operation is now crucial to satisfy investors and regulators

At the heart of these trends is a shift from the take-make-dispose values of the linear economy towards the circular economy values of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.

Transforming for a greener future in energy and materials

Companies across the energy and materials industry are already seizing opportunities to improve the sustainability of products and processes or – like the company in our video at the top of this page – to reinvent the business to serve new markets. Organizations that are yet to begin this journey can’t afford to be left behind.

Accelerate transformation for a greener future

Our exclusive eBook explores how you can accelerate towards new business models and seize the opportunities offered by current and future energy and materials markets. Discover the five key steps that enable energy and materials companies to develop and prove groundbreaking sustainable solutions and lead new markets.

The right partner for sustainable energy and materials solutions

Virtual collaboration technology can provide the capabilities to innovate, test and manage sustainable solutions at every level across the product and plant life cycle. It has been proven in many contexts within the energy and materials sector, including:

  • Innovative wind energy advancements such as system simulation for vibro-acoustic prediction, accurate non-linear blade deformation predictions under extreme loads, far-field aero acoustic simulation and hardware-in-the-loop simulation
  • Helping over 80% of battery manufacturers deliver advanced battery systems
  • Powerful analytics and virtual modeling to enable the evaluation and connection of mineral ore bodies in 3D space, along with forecasts of deep and marginal area mining exploration prospects and dynamic market and cost alerts
  • Improving performance, safety and cost for 66% of operational reactors and 80% of new, work-in-progress nuclear reactors globally
  • Cutting-edge modeling and collaboration capabilities to progress ITER, the 35-nation international nuclear fusion reactor project
  • Integrated design, data management and streamlined collaboration to enable the design, coordination and construction of world’s largest and most ambitious neutron research facility on time and within budget
  • Optimizing collaborative planning and management across global chemical production facilities to cut the time spent on planning activities by 25%

All of these, and more, are possible with Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, a single digital platform for energy and materials companies to enable new ways of working and understanding, realize fresh ideas and actualize more effective project execution from end to end.

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