OUR CCOMPANY AT A GLANCE
K-UTEC – Where Innovation meets Tradition
K-UTEC is a renowned service provider for the global mining and natural resources industry with several decades of experience since 1951. We have unique expertise in extracting and producing inorganic salts and hydroxides of lithium, potassium, magnesium, boron and other alkali, alkaline earth, rare earth and so-called energy metals. Our services cover the entire value chain of raw material projects. We support our clients from the very beginning to the very end: From geophysical exploration and geological resource assessment through chemical and physical process development and planning, including laboratory and pilot-scale testing, supply of key equipment, commissioning and operational optimisation. We also advise our clients on backfilling, geomechanics and mine closure planning.
In all activities, we pay special attention to environmental protection, sustainability and the reduction of waste as well as greenhouse gas emissions. We search for innovative waste-to-value solutions by recycling mining residues in order to reduce the discharges of wastewater into rivers and oceans and to avoid or minimize mine waste piles. To make underground operations as safe as possible, we also offer seismic monitoring equipment and services which are also used in geothermal energy, caverns and the oil and gas sector. Our geophysical exploration team scans the subsurface down to 1000 m for construction projects and protection against geohazards.
Take a look at our wide range of specialized services and see how we can help make also your project a success story!
WHO WE ARE
CHEMICAL-PHYSICAL PROCESS ENGINEERING
CHEMICAL- PHYSICAL ANALYTICS
THIS IS WHAT WE DO
OUR SERVICES COVER
THE ENTIRE VALUE CHAIN
THESE ARE OUR 4 DEPARTMENTS
GEOPHYSICS & GEOLOGY
NATURAL RESOURCES, GEORISKS AND MORE
MINING, GEOMECHANICS AND BACKFILL
SUSTAINABLE MINING, DISPOSAL SOLUTIONS, BACKFILLING
Current news, announcements, and schedules
Press Release Adionics
ADIONICS has succeeded in extracting lithium from Argentina brine during two pilot-scale tests conducted in the pilot test center of K-UTEC.
K-UTEC in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
From 24-29 April 2023, Dittmar Lack and Dr. Sebastian Lüning took part in the Thuringian Business Days in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
ACHEMA 2022 in Frankfurt
From 22-26 August 2022 are we going to be in Hall 9.1 Stand E2a, visit us!
K-UTEC establishes a new method for mapping underground salt structures
As the energy transition progresses, provision of sufficient storage capacities for natural gas and hydrogen is becoming increasingly important.
Smart minds wanted!
At K-UTEC, we believe that the right people in the right positions can make a significant impact. Therefore, we are constantly seeking high calibre employees, namely experienced professionals, graduates, and interns from fields such as natural sciences (chemistry, geology, geophysics, etc.) and engineering (process engineering, mechanical engineering, mining, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, etc.). We also welcome career changers who can contribute meaningfully with their skillset.
Regardless of where you are on your career path, at K-UTEC, you'll find a challenging, secure, and diverse role within an internationally positioned and globally operating team.
If this sounds interesting to you and you want to make a difference with your work, please check our current job openings or send us an open application at karrierek-utec.de.
Explore our vacant positions here.