R&D services

Extracthive relies on a strong R&D capacity in order to fuel its own development


Our skills range from mineralurgy to extractive metallurgy and from organic chemistry to chemical engineering. Our customers can have access to our R&D capacity, from conceptual flowsheeting to pilot scale developpments in order to find dedicated solutions to better deal industrial wastes.

We provide:

  • Bench and pilot scale testing

  • Market analyses

  • Process design and cost estimation

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Extracthive R&D department in few figures

Since 2015

we develop
treatment solution

200 m² 

of laboratories

scientists dedicated to process development 

More than 50
processes designed for our customers

equipped analytical platform

Tailor-made processes 


Our teams identify possible ways of treatment adapted to the volume of waste, its composition and industrial constraints.


Most promising treatments are then tested at laboratory scale to prove their technical and economic feasibility.



If successful, optimization and pilot scale studies are conducted to design an industrial equipment.

We are expert in 


Effluent disposal produced by pharmacological and chemistry industries can cause environmental issues and process over costs. Extracthive is specialized in the treatment of both organic and mineral pollutants. Based on our expertise in adsorption, coagulation, complexation, and advanced oxidation techniques, we design tailor made processes for our customers.

Wastewater Treatment

Organometallic molecules
Highly toxic metals (arsenic, mercury, cadmium…)


Metallurgical processes are likely to generate residues containing hazardous, costly and/or rare elements. Extracthive provides a wide range of solutions to extract, reprocess and valorise valuable metals. Our expertise extends from hydro- and pyro-metallurgy to electrochemistry. Elements can be recovered as pure metals, oxides, salts or alloys ranging on the valorisation strategy previously established. Taking into account all the constrains of our customers, we minimize the volume of final waste to be disposed and increase the material efficiency of various industries dealing with metals as raw materials.

Valorisation  of metal

Mining tailings
Manufacturing scrap

Leaching residues and cements
Spent catalysts and electronic devices

Since 2016, Extracthive develop an innovative solution to treat polymers reinforced carbon fibers. PHYre® technolgy it's based on solvolysis, it has many advantages when compared to current recycling solution such as full product recyclability, lower carbon footprint and recovery of high quality carbon fibers. The process is compatible with a large range of thermoplastic and thermoset resins. 

To know more about this technology, please check our dedicated website.

Recycling composite materials


Polymers reinforced carbon fibers

Thermoset matrix

Thermoplastic matrix