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The Group is prioritizing research and development in its areas of competence, allocating it a greater
share of its human and financial resources (around €10 million in the 2015 budget).
The 2016 budget includes an ambitious investment program worth €46 million.
Significant developments are already under way in several leading-edge areas:
(Prayon-Pulead JV currently being created) for batteries, for energy storage and (to a
lesser extent) electric vehicles;
an iron-chelating PK fertilizer for horticulture;
innovative processes in the production of fertilizer-grade phosphoric acid adjusted to rock supply in
pulp form (under development with OCP).