Teck is continuously seeking to innovate and look for sustainable answers to the challenges facing our company, our industry and our world. Our technical expertise is primarily organized and operated out of three centres: CESL, Applied Research and Technology (ART) and the Product Technology Centre (PTC).
Our Technology Group plays a key role in driving this spirit of innovation by working closely with our business units to help advance growth opportunities, support technical improvements and environmental treatments at our operations, and to provide product development support for metal sales.
The Technology Group also works with external companies, contractors and researchers to develop and assess new technologies. We support external research and development through industry associations, companies and universities. In many cases, our funds are levered through collaboration with other companies and government programs.
CESL oversees the development of our proprietary hydrometallurgical technology. Based in Richmond, British Columbia, CESL offers an environmentally superior method for treating copper, copper-gold, nickel-copper, and nickel concentrates, especially those with complex challenges related to mineralogy and deleterious elements that inhibit conventional production and sale of concentrates. In addition, CESL provides hydrometallurgical technical support to our operations and can manage a variety of hydrometallurgical test programs for external clients.