Alaric ZANIBELLATO appointed Manager, R&D at GEOCORAIL

Alaric ZANIBELLATO appointed Manager, R&D at GEOCORAIL

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Marseille, May 3rd, 2016 – GEOCORAIL, an innovative company specialized in the prevention of coastal erosion and the protection of marine structures, announces today the appointment of Alaric ZANIBELLATO as Manager, R&D.

Alaric holds a PhD in Marine Corrosion and Electrochemistry from La Rochelle University, and recently defended his thesis on Geocorail®. He previously received his Research Master’s degree studying nanomaterials at the Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse. Alaric also delivered several scientific contributions in national and international conventions.

Alaric will first oversee the company’s experimental site in Châtelaillon-Plage (Charente-Maritime), before joining the GEOCORAIL team this summer in Marseille, and assuming the direct responsibility of the testing facility currently being erected in the oil port of Fos-sur-Mer.


GEOCORAIL develops and commercializes innovative solutions to mitigate shore erosion and protect maritime coastal works and offshore structures. These solutions are based on an electrochemical process respectful of the environment that allows the in situ creation of a natural stone from minerals present at the site. The Geocorail® exhibits a high mechanical resistance and presents an aspect which allows it to blend into its surroundings. It also offers the advantage of sequestrating some of the carbon that is present in the oceans. The Geocorail® formation mechanism can also be used to trap and recover certain pollutants present in the marine environment, such as heavy metals. GEOCORAIL continues the development and optimization of its process for direct applications and is looking to partner with major players in maritime engineering for applications complementing existing engineering practices. GEOCORAIL was founded and advised by Truffle Capital in 2012 and is supported, since its creation, by the Holding Incubatrice “Commodities and Materials”. Truffle Capital subscribed to a 2-million-euro capital increase in October of 2015.

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Philippe Andréani
Managing Director
Tel: +33(0)6 13 18 32 55

COMALTO (Medias Relations)
Jean-François Carminati
Tel: +33(0)6 63 87 57 60
Nicole Roffé
Tel: +33(0)6 60 06 16 45

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