The two founding figures of Sanou Koura are its CEO, Michel Trabuc, and its director, Christian Thomas. They both combine more than 17 years of experience in the metal processing industry.

Photo de Michel Trabuc et Christian Thomas

Trained at the IEP, Michel Trabuc counts more than 30 years of experience in metal, foundry, and mechanics.

Christian Thomas is a polytechnic engineer, specializing in mining and recycling ferrous metals

Together, they create Terra Nova, a company which concentrated the metals contained in e-waste.

The start-up is incubated at Rimbaud Tech, in the city of Charleville-Mézières and is winner of the BPI France World Innovation Contest.

Since its creation in 2014, Sanou Koura multiplies collaborations with renowned laboratories :

TND Métal, R&D Lab

Chimie-Paris-Tech, Université de Chimie de Paris

CNRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique d’Orléans

BRGM, Bureau de Recherche Géologique Minière

CEA - Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives,

ICSM, Institut de Chimie Séparative de de Marcoule

IJLN, Institut Jean Lamour de Nancy

Université de Chambéry

Polytech Lille

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