Building a value added chain thru good partnerships is key. Mantra expects to work with a variety of global industries like oil and gas and chemicals, and with major emitters like power utilities, cement plants, steel mills, etc. - these are our natural partners. Language, corporate and local culture are all complicating factors.
Mantra is not alone in having good ideas: In working with other creators of IP it will be necessary to work collaboratively. The end result must be a reasonable sharing of the value (thru licenses): Mantra will manage sales of ERC plants, client contracts, and will receive and manage the royalties and fees. Long-term relationships will be created with valuable research and development laboratories, whether government or private.
Existing partners include: Kemira and Lafarge.
Kemira is a global € two billion green chemicals company that is focused on serving customers in water-intensive industries. It is the second largest manufacturer of formic acid worldwide. Kemira ChemSolutions (“ChemSolutions”), a subsidiary of Kemira Oyj, is a leading producer of formic acid and organic acid salts. ChemSolutions is developing new formic acid recovery and concentration technologies in the TEKES-funded projects under Kemira’s SWEET centre (Centre for water excellence technologies).
Lafarge is the world leader in building materials, with top-ranking positions in all of its businesses: Cement, Aggregates & Concrete and Gypsum. With 78,000 employees in 78 countries, the Group posted sales of 15.9 billion Euros in 2009. Lafarge North America Inc. ("Lafarge North America" or "Lafarge"), a Lafarge Group company, is the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in the United States and Canada. Lafarge Canada Inc. and Systech Corporation are subsidiaries of Lafarge North America Inc.
In 2010 and for the sixth year in a row, the Lafarge Group was listed in the "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World." With the world's leading building materials research facility, the Lafarge Group places innovation at the heart of its priorities, working for sustainable construction and architectural creativity.
For more information about Lafarge North America, go to www.lafarge-na.com.